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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cherbourg, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Cherbourg, Normandy 1826
D23338
Turner Bequest CCL 2
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Partial watermark
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of the coastal terrain surrounding the Normandy harbour town of Cherbourg. Drawings of this area are included on several pages of this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cherbourg, Normandy 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-cherbourg-normandy-r1185178, accessed 19 November 2019.