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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Île Feydeau, Nantes 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Île Feydeau, Nantes 1826
D23155
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 3
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 3’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a view of buildings crowded along a riverside. The scene has been identified as the Île Feydeau on the River Loire at Nantes. 1

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Île Feydeau, Nantes 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-le-feydeau-nantes-r1184987, accessed 28 November 2021.