Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Le Conquet, Normandy

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
D23047
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 20 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a studies of the coastal terrain and buildings of Brittany. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that the drawings depict the settlement of Le Conquet and its environs which feature on several pages in this part of the volume.1 A list of these is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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

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