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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Soldier and Figures in Local Dress; Church Tower, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Soldier and Figures in Local Dress; Church Tower, Normandy 1826
D23461
Turner Bequest CCLI 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 83 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Green’, ‘Blue’ centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘3’ top right, ‘199’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLI 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with studies of ecclesiastical architecture, a man in military uniform and figures in the local dress of Normandy.1 A list of the towns and cities of this region recorded in these pages is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Comparable uniformed figures were sketched onto folio 4 recto (D23463; Turner Bequest CCLI 4).

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.33, 208 note 22.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Soldier and Figures in Local Dress; Church Tower, 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-soldier-and-figures-in-local-dress-church-tower-normandy-r1185304, accessed 16 December 2018.