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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Environs of Morlaix, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Environs of Morlaix, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 4
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of a hilly riverside landscape close the Brittany town of Morlaix. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that the study was taken a little to the north of Morlaix at the settlement of Locquénolé.1

John Chu
September 2015

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

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Environs of Morlaix, 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-environs-of-morlaix-brittany-r1184845, accessed 06 December 2021.