Joseph Mallord William Turner

Quimper, 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
D23055
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 24 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a list of semi-decipherable French proper names and a sketch of the square in front of the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin in Quimper. 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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