Joseph Mallord William Turner

Castle Walls, Angers

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D23223
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 37 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the middle of this page with a view of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The fortified structure on the right-hand side of the page has been identified as the walled castle.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. 235.

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