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
D23111
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 61 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with views of Nantes. Included are sketches of the castle and cathedral. The study of the cathedral towards the top left-hand corner on the page has been connected with an engraved vignette designed by Turner; see Tate impression T04678. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of Nantes, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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