Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, 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 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23161
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 6

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner lightly worked several studies of the roofline of Nantes onto this page. The large towered structure on the right-hand side of these scenes has been identified as the gothic cathedral, north of the River Loire.1 The cathedral 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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