Joseph Mallord William Turner

Quai de la Fosse, Nantes

c.1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 255 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20518
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 206

Catalogue entry

Turner specialist, Ian Warrell, has identified this sketch as a view of the Quai de la Fosse in Nantes.1 Turner may have used it to work up a colour study of the Bourse as viewed from the quaysides of this Breton city; see entry for Tate D24575 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 10).
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.57.
Verso:
Inscribed in red ink with the note ‘206’ in the top left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

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