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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lighthouses at Cap de la Hève, Normandy 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 88 Recto:
Lighthouses at Cap de la Hève, Normandy 1832
D24055
Turner Bequest CCLIV 88
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘88’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLIV – 88’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner recorded the view from atop the Cap de la Hève, Normandy on this page. On the brow of the hill are the two lighthouses that guided ships to the nearby port of Le Havre. A list of pages in the sketchbook featuring Le Havre and Cap de la Hève is provided in the entry for folio 48 recto (D23975; Turner Bequest CCLIV 48).

John Chu
July 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Lighthouses at Cap de la Hève, 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-lighthouses-at-cap-de-la-heve-normandy-r1173460, accessed 23 April 2021.