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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Valonges, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Recto:
Valonges, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 58
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘58’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCL – 58’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of the Church of Saint-Malo in Valonges. As Tate curator Ian Warrell has pointed out, this sketch is of particular interest because the building was badly bombed in 1944 and subsequently rebuilt.1

John Chu
May 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.32, 208 note 18.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Valonges, Normandy 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-valonges-normandy-r1185288, accessed 19 September 2021.