Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nantes, 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
D23106
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 58 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with sketches of Nantes. The vista at the centre of the page included the Bras de Bourse, the Tour Bouffay and the eastern end of the Île Feydeau. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of Nantes, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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