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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lorient, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Lorient, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 27a
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘E[...]s [...] indeed’ top centre, ‘plus’, ‘15’ centre , ‘Ld mayor Barge’, ‘2[...]’ bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of the harbour buildings of Lorient, including the lighthouse. The pages of this volume feature several depictions of this coastal Brittany town and its environs, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Lorient, 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-lorient-brittany-r1184889, accessed 17 May 2022.