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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rouen, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Rouen, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLV 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 182 x 115 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLV 13’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner filled this page with a sketch of the street life in Rouen. This Normandy city is the main subject of this sketchbook.

John Chu
July 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Rouen, 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-rouen-normandy-r1185391, accessed 24 May 2022.