J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ancenis, Loire Valley 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
Ancenis, Loire Valley 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 15a
Pencil on white laid paper, 170 x 110 mm
Partial unidentified watermark
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Landing Place’ centre, ‘Ancenis’ towards bottom left, inverted
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘33’ bottom left, inverted, ‘355’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with studies of the riverside settlement of Ancenis, some twenty miles upstream of Nantes in the Loire valley. The fortifications of the medieval castle can be clearly seen at the centre of the top edge of the page. There are several pages of studies of Ancenis in this volume. A list of these is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Ancenis, Loire Valley 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ancenis-loire-valley-r1185012, accessed 21 October 2021.