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
D23109
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 60 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with riverside vistas. The more advanced drawing in the bottom half of the page was taken at Nantes and shows Quai de la Fosse with the cathedral in the distance. 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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