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 30 Recto:
Angers, North West France 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 30
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Partial unidentified watermark
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Inner Wall’ towards top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 30’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with views of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The castle and the tower of the Church of La Trinité have been identified in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page. 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. 234–5.

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-r1185040, accessed 15 May 2021.