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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner River Seine, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
River Seine, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLV 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLV 12’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest, A.J. Finberg listed this sketch as a view of the River Seine as seen from the settlement of Bonsecours near Rouen.1 This Normandy city is the main subject of the drawings in this volume.

John Chu
July 2015

A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.776.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘River Seine, 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-river-seine-normandy-r1185389, accessed 20 October 2021.