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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner City Walls, Angers 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
City Walls, Angers 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 26
Pencil on white laid paper, 170 x 110 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 26’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the top of this page Turner worked a slight study of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. A section of the city’s medieval walls has been identified in this drawing.1 The sketch continues onto folio 25 verso (D23199; Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 25a). Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234

How to cite

John Chu, ‘City Walls, Angers 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-city-walls-angers-r1185032, accessed 16 October 2021.