Joseph Mallord William Turner

City Walls, Angers

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
D23199
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 25 a

Catalogue entry

At the top of this page Turner worked a slight study of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The city’s medieval walls have been identified in this drawing.1 The sketch continues onto folio 26 recto (D23200; Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 26). 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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