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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Honfleur; Local Dress, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
?Honfleur; Local Dress, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 83 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘17’ bottom left inverted, ‘199’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLI 17’ top left inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled much of this page with studies of urban scenes and depictions of Normandy women’s headdresses. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested the town of Honfleur as the location for these sketches.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this Normandy harbour town, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.27, 110, 253 note 58, 259 note 34.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Honfleur; Local Dress, 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-honfleur-local-dress-normandy-r1185332, accessed 19 January 2022.