Joseph Mallord William Turner

Angers, North West France

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23198
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 25

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The various monuments recorded in these views have been identified as the Convent of La Baumette in the top two sketches, and in the drawings below, the Manufacture de Toiles Peintes, the riverside area known as La Doutre, the gothic cathedral and castle.1 Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234

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