Joseph Mallord William Turner
Angers: ?Study for a ‘Keepsake’ Design c.1829

Artwork details

Angers: ?Study for a ‘Keepsake’ Design
Date c.1829
Medium Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 302 x 496 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 13
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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.

September 2004