Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain, Brittany

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: 105 × 167 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23021
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 6

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with multiple studies of the coastal terrain of Brittany. Amongst the subjects depicted, Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified islands in the Bay of Morlais and the Phare de la Lande close to the settlement of Carantec.1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown marks at the centre of the page.
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
September 2015

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