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: 167 x 105 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23118
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 66 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with a view of a street of half-timbered buildings in Quimper. The Cathedral of Saint-Corentin is visible above the rooftops on the right-hand side of the scene. 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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