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 31 Recto:
Angers, North West France 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 31
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Trinity’ top centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 31’ top right, ascending 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 centre of the page is taken up with a study of the riverfront dominated by the Pont des Treilles and the Church of La Trinité. The drawing above has been identified as a view of the city’s main bridge. 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. 235.

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-r1185042, accessed 21 May 2022.