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
D23113
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 62 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with an easterly view long the riverside at Nantes. A small sketch of the towers of the cathedral is also included at the centre of the top edge of the page. 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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