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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Quayside Landscapes, Le Havre ?1829

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Quayside Landscapes, Le Havre ?1829
D23716
Turner Bequest CCLIII 9a
Pencil on pale cream laid paper, 107 x 156 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The page contains two sketches, drawn horizontally, of the coast, with indications of buildings, such as the lighthouse at the left side of the upper sketch. Finberg recorded these sketches as ‘Houses, &c., on river-banks’;1 however, the location of Le Havre has been confirmed.2 The lower sketch may be a continuation of the upper panorama.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.768.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
Technical notes:
There is a small crease on the top right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

How to cite

Caroline South, ‘Quayside Landscapes, Le Havre ?1829 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-quayside-landscapes-le-havre-r1195622, accessed 25 February 2021.