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 65 Recto:
Lorient, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 65
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in illegible red ink, top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 65’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with drawings of the harbour 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-r1184944, accessed 28 January 2022.