Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cathedral; Théâtre Graslin or Palais de la Bourse, 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
D23156
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 3 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner lightly worked of the architecture of Nantes onto this page. The structure towards the top right-hand corner of the page has been identified as the gothic cathedral and neo-classical columned building at the centre as either the Théâtre Graslin or the Palais de la Bourse.1

John Chu
April 2015

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

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