Joseph Mallord William Turner

Angers, North West France

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: 110 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23204
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 28

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with views of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The structure in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page has been identified as the fortified Tour de Guillou and the long view along the bottom of the page as the riverbank with the tower of the Church of La Trinité.1 Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

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

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