Joseph Mallord William Turner

Angers; Épiré, 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 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23196
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 24

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with sketches of riverside terrain. The topmost sketch on the page has been identified as a view La Pierre Bécherelle at Épiré on the River Loire and located the two cliff studies at the bottom of the page to the environs of the city of Angers on the River Maine.1 More tentatively, he suggested that the sketches in between could represent the settlement of Bouchmain, situated at the confluence of the rivers Loire and Maine.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234.

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