Joseph Mallord William Turner

Angers: ?Study for a ‘Keepsake’ Design

c.1829

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 302 x 496 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25135
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 13

Display caption

This view of Angers distorts the pencil sketch on which it is loosely based, but it is nevertheless possible to make out the form of the medieval chateau and the tower of the cathedral. Turner may have planned this work as a design to appear in The Keepsake annual, like that of Nantes (no.104). However, no finished work of this scene is known.

Gallery label, September 2004