Joseph Mallord William Turner

Quimper, Britanny

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: 167 x 105 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23056
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 25

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of a busy street in Quimper with the southern transept of the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin visible above the rooftops. This volume is scattered with depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

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