Joseph Mallord William Turner

Angers from the River Maine

c.1829

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 302 x 496 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25135
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 13

Display caption

This view of Angers distorts the pencil sketch on which it is loosely based, but it is nevertheless possible to make out the form of the medieval chateau and the tower of the cathedral. Turner may have planned this work as a design to appear in The Keepsake annual, like that of Nantes (no.104). However, no finished work of this scene is known.

Gallery label, September 2004

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