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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Le Grand Andely, Normandy 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Verso:
?Le Grand Andely, Normandy 1832
Turner Bequest CCLIV 57a
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘E’ centre right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner filled much of this page with an expansive landscape view of a towered building amidst rolling hills. The adjacent pages of the volume contain descriptions of Château Gaillard and the associated villages of Les Andelys on the Seine in Normandy. This sketch may therefore depict the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Grand Andely, just over a mile east inland from the riverbank; for a comparison, see folio 52 verso (D23984; Turner Bequest CCLIV 52a).

John Chu
July 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Le Grand Andely, Normandy 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-le-grand-andely-normandy-r1173399, accessed 16 January 2021.