Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landerneau, Brittany

1826

In Tate Britain

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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
D23032
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 12 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of the Brittany town of Landerneau. Among the landmarks recorded are the Pont de Rohan, the River Elorn, and the Church of Saint-Thomas. Landerneau features on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
Technical Notes:
Small brown marks in the centre left of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

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