Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tour de Basse Chaine, Angers

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 131 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24919
Turner Bequest CCLX 83

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts the Basse Chaine, part of the medieval defences of Angers, seen from the River Maine. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour of Northern France.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.
Technical Notes:
The sheet belongs to a batch of blue paper used by Turner made by George Steart of Bally, Ellen and Steart at De Montault Mill, Coombe Down, Bath.1
1
Ibid. p.238.
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
March 2016

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