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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hilly Terrian, ?near Saint-Thégonnec, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Hilly Terrian, ?near Saint-Thégonnec, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 12
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 12’ 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 study of hilly terrain with figures and a distant town. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested the Brittany town of Saint-Thégonnec as the location of this scene.1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown marks in the centre left of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Hilly Terrian, ?near Saint-Thégonnec, 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-hilly-terrian-near-saint-thegonnec-brittany-r1184859, accessed 06 December 2021.