Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château de Brest, Brittany

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 167 x 105 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23039
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 16

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of the castle at Brest. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that Turner used this sketch when devising an unfinished oil painting in the Turner Bequest; see Tate N05514.1 Brest features on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231; Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.528 no.527, pl. 511.

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