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 54 Verso:
Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 54a
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘H’ towards top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of the rocky coastal terrain 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-r1185281, accessed 17 October 2021.