Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lorient, 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
D23061
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 27 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of the harbour buildings of Lorient, including the lighthouse. The pages of this volume feature several depictions of this coastal Brittany town and its environs, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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