J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Château de Brest, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Château de Brest, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 16
Pencil on white laid paper, 167 x 105 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 16’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of the castle at Brest. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that Turner used this sketch when devising an unfinished oil painting in the Turner Bequest; see Tate N05514.1 Brest features on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231; Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.528 no.527, pl. 511.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Château de Brest, Brittany 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chateau-de-brest-brittany-r1184867, accessed 20 November 2017.