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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, Nantes   1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, Nantes  1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 6a
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘41B’ 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 roofline of Nantes onto this page. The large towered structure at the centre has been identified as the gothic cathedral, north of the River Loire.1 The cathedral 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, ‘Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, 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-cathedrale-saint-pierre-et-saint-paul-nantes--r1184994, accessed 18 October 2021.