Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château, 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: 128 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24918
Turner Bequest CCLX 82

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts the castle of Angers as viewed from the Basse Chaine, part of the town’s medieval defences. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour of Northern France.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Technical Notes:
The sheet belongs to a batch of blue paper used by Turner made by George Steart of Bally, Ellen and Steart at De Montault Mill, Coombe Down, Bath.1 It may once have been attached along one edge to Tate D24920 (Turner Bequest CCLX 84).2
1
Ibid. p.238.
2
Ibid. p.216.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D. 24918’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

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