Joseph Mallord William Turner

Monastery of Saint-François-de-Cumbrien, 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: 167 × 105 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23027
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 9 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with views of the terrain around the River Morlaix in Brittany. Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the large building included amongst these views as the Monastery of Saint-François-de-Cumbrien, a little to the north of the town of Morlaix.1 The central sketch continues onto folio 10 recto opposite (D23028; Turner Bequest CCXLVII 10). Drawings of this landscape feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown marks at the top of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

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