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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Castle Walls, Nantes 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Castle Walls, Nantes 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 5
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 5’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked studies of the architecture of Nantes onto this page. The structure in the bottom half of the page has been identified as the walled medieval castle, north of the River Loire.1 The castle recurs on several pages in this volume. For a list of these, see the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Castle Walls, Nantes 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-castle-walls-nantes-r1184991, accessed 18 October 2021.