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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, Quimper 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, Quimper 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 23
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in faint red ink ‘23’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 23’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch of the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin in Quimper continues over onto folio 22 recto opposite (D23051; Turner Bequest CCXLVII 22a). This volume is scattered with depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, Quimper 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-cathedral-of-saint-corentin-quimper-r1184880, accessed 06 May 2021.