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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Morlaix, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Morlaix, Brittany 1826
D23013
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 2
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 2’ 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 view of the port of the Brittany town of Morlaix with the tower of the Church of Saint-Melaine rising above the rooftops. Morlaix features on multiple pages in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Morlaix, 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-morlaix-brittany-r1184841, accessed 06 December 2021.