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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures in Local Dress, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
Figures in Local Dress, Normandy 1826
D23419
Turner Bequest CCL 44
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘44’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 44’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of thos page with a very loose sketch of female figures in a landscape. They are distinguished by the tall headdresses, distinctive to the Normandy region.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Figures in Local Dress, 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-figures-in-local-dress-normandy-r1185260, accessed 27 May 2022.