Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain, Brittany

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D23043
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 18 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a studies of the coast of Brittany. Tate curator Ian Warrell has tentatively suggested that they represent scenes close to the seaside settlements of Brest and Le Conquet. These locations feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, list of which are included in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.1

John Chu
September 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.

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