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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Évreux, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
?Évreux, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLV 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 182 x 115 mm
Partial watermark ‘IVY MILL | 1816’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner filled this page with a street scene with a gothic tower and onion dome rising up beyond. Art historian Maurice Guillaud has proposed that the drawing was made in Évreux in Normandy although the architectural details recorded here do not accord with the cathedral in that city in its current state.1

John Chu
July 2015

Maurice Guillaud, Nicholas Alfrey, Andrew Wilton and others, J.M.W. Turner en France: aquarelles, peintures, dessins, gravures, carnets de croquis / Turner in France: Watercolours, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Sketchbooks, exhibition catalogue, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris 1981, p.357.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Évreux, 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-vreux-normandy-r1185394, accessed 20 October 2021.