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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landerneau, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Landerneau, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 13
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in faint red ink ‘13’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 13’ 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 the Brittany town of Landerneau. Among the landmarks recorded are the Church of Saint-Houardon and quaysides on the River Elorn. Landerneau features on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
Technical Notes:
Small brown marks in the centre left of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Landerneau, 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-landerneau-brittany-r1184861, accessed 06 December 2021.