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 42 Recto:
Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy 1826
D23415
Turner Bequest CCL 42
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘42’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 42’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a loose study of the sweeping coastal terrain and buildings 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.

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-r1185256, accessed 01 December 2020.