Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Nantes, 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
D23096
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 52 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with loose sketches of the skyline of a town. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that the drawings may have been taken at Nantes.1 The pages of this volume feature many depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
September 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.232.

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