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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Harfleur, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
?Harfleur, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 12a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 83 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled much of this page with studies of hilly terrain and buildings. The church spire in the upper left-hand quadrant of the page resembles that of the town of Harfleur close to the mouth of the River Seine in Normandy. See the sketchbook introduction for a list of the places in this area recorded in these pages.

John Chu
July 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Harfleur, Normandy 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-harfleur-normandy-r1185323, accessed 27 November 2020.