Joseph Mallord William Turner

Morlaix Estuary, Brittany

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 105 x 167 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23025
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 8 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of hilly fluvial terrain which Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified as a study of the estuary of the River Morlaix.1 Drawings of this landscape feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown mark on the right-hand edge of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

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