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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bay of Morlaix, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Bay of Morlaix, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 4a
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of the coastal terrain around the Bay of Morlaix in Brittany. Amongst the subjects depicted, Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the Penn-al-Lann Peninsula, the Ile Louêt, and the Château de Taureau as seen from near the settlement of Locquénolé.1

John Chu
September 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 231.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Bay of Morlaix, Brittany 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-bay-of-morlaix-brittany-r1184846, accessed 06 December 2021.