Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tour St-Aubin, Angers

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: 170 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23201
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 26 a

Catalogue entry

In the upper left-hand quadrant of this page Turner worked a study of the Tour St-Aubin in the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. A sketch of the city’s medieval walls has been identified in the bottom right-hand corner.1 The sketch continues onto folio 25 verso (D23199; Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 25a). Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234

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