Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ancenis, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23180
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 15 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of the riverside settlement of Ancenis, some twenty miles upstream of Nantes in the Loire valley. The fortifications of the medieval castle can be clearly seen at the centre of the top edge of the page. There are several pages of studies of Ancenis in this volume. A list of these is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

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