Joseph Mallord William Turner

Castle Walls, Nantes

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
D23159
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 5

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked studies of the architecture of Nantes onto this page. The structure in the bottom half of the page has been identified as the walled medieval castle, north of the River Loire.1 The castle recurs on several pages in this volume. For a list of these, see the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

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