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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Coastal Terrain, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 5
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘S[...]e W B’ towards top left, ‘Black [...] R[...]’ right centre, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 5’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled the upper half of this page with various studies of the coastal terrain of Brittany. Amongst the subjects depicted, Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the Bay of Morlaix, the Phare de la Lande, and the settlements of Carantec and Dourduff-le-Mer.1

John Chu
September 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 231.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain, Brittany 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-coastal-terrain-brittany-r1184847, accessed 16 January 2022.