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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 5
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 5’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with loose studies of the coastal terrain and architecture which he encountered as he travelled around the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. See the sketchbook introduction for the major sites of the region recorded in this volume.
Technical Notes:
There is a small diamond-shaped tear in the centre of the page.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cotentin Peninsula, 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-cotentin-peninsula-normandy-r1185184, accessed 06 December 2021.