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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Harbour, Cotentin Peninsula 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Verso:
Harbour, Cotentin Peninsula 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 49a
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Partial watermark
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of a harbour and hilly terrain. The artists made drawings of several harbours of the Cotentin Peninsula in this volume, including Cherbourg and Granville, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Harbour, Cotentin Peninsula 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-harbour-cotentin-peninsula-r1185271, accessed 02 December 2021.