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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Angers, North West France 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
Angers, North West France 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 25
Pencil on white laid paper, 170 x 110 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘?Bayume’ towards top right, ‘St Mer’ centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with studies of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The various monuments recorded in these views have been identified as the Convent of La Baumette in the top two sketches, and in the drawings below, the Manufacture de Toiles Peintes, the riverside area known as La Doutre, the gothic cathedral and castle.1 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

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

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Angers, North West France 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-angers-north-west-france-r1185030, accessed 12 May 2021.