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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brest, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Brest, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 14a
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 this page with a study of the Brittany town of Brest. Among the landmarks identified by Tate curator Ian Warrell in this scene are the Rade de Brest coastal formation, military buildings including the Bagne, and the Tour Tanguy. Brest features on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Brest, 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-brest-brittany-r1184864, accessed 06 December 2021.