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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Verso:
?Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy 1832
Turner Bequest CCLIV 75a
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 117 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with a drawing of waterside buildings set in a hilly landscape. Tall dark trees and the sail of a small boat punctuate the centre and right-hand edge of the composition respectively. Such scenes abound along the Normandy banks of the Seine which were the subject of extensive study in this volume. However, a similar drawing identifiable as Caudebec-en-Caux on the recto of this leaf suggests a more precise location; see folio 75 recto (Tate D24029; Turner Bequest CCLIV 75).

John Chu
July 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-caudebec-en-caux-normandy-r1173435, accessed 29 July 2021.