Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nantes, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23165
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 8

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with distant views of Nantes. The gothic cathedral and the Hôpital St-Jacques number amongst the structures featured.1 The sketches have been identified as preparatory studies for a slightly later colour study of this subject on blue paper in the Turner Bequest; see D24800 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 235).2

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.
2
Ibid., 220.

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