Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pont de Treilles, Angers

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: 127 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25037
Turner Bequest CCLXI 65

Catalogue entry

This pencil sketch depicts the Pont des Treilles at Angers with the spires of the cathedral rising above surrounding buildings on the left-hand side of the composition. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D. 25037’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

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