J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cathedral, Coutances 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 52 Recto:
Cathedral, Coutances 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 52
Pencil on white laid paper, 131 x 91 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘52’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 52’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with a depiction of the cathedral at Coutances in Normandy. Multiple pages in this volume feature sketches of this settlement and its monuments, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cathedral, Coutances 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cathedral-coutances-r1185276, accessed 25 February 2021.