Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nantes, Brittany

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D23101
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 55 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with riverside views at Nantes. The drawing across the centres of the page depicts the Bourse and the Île Feydeau. Along the top edge of the page can be seen the public baths and the quays of the Île Gloriette. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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