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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cathedral; Théâtre Graslin or Palais de la Bourse, Nantes 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Cathedral; Théâtre Graslin or Palais de la Bourse, Nantes 1826
D23156
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 3a
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Inscribed ‘Salon | Robert Bor[...]che’ towards top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘44’ top left, ascending vertically, ‘355’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner lightly worked of the architecture of Nantes onto this page. The structure towards the top right-hand corner of the page has been identified as the gothic cathedral and neo-classical columned building at the centre as either the Théâtre Graslin or the Palais de la Bourse.1

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cathedral; Théâtre Graslin or Palais de la Bourse, 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-cathedral-theatre-graslin-or-palais-de-la-bourse-nantes-r1184988, accessed 26 September 2021.