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 8 Recto:
Environs of Morlaix, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 8
Pencil on white laid paper, 167 x 105 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R[...]l the most color [sic]’ centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in faint red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with multiple views of hilly fluvial terrain which Tate curator Ian Warrell has located to the environs of the Brittany town of Morlaix.1 Drawings of this landscape feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown mark at top of page.

John Chu
September 2015

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-r1184852, accessed 06 December 2021.