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 29 Verso:
Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 29a
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Partial watermark
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘warm’ towards top right, ‘B[...]s V Blan[...]’, ‘M | Warm | Blue M[...]’ towards top right, ‘white’, ‘fog’, ‘very Blue’ centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with colour notes and loose studies of the hilly terrain and architecture which he encountered as he travelled around the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. For the major sites of the region recorded in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.

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-r1185231, accessed 18 October 2021.