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 11 Recto:
Morlaix, Brittany 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 11
Pencil on white laid paper, 167 x 105 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Matthew . St Martin | old : L[...] f[...] Body new’ top centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 11’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with interior and exterior views of buildings of the Brittany town of Morlaix seen from the port. Amongst these, Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the Churches of Saint-Matthew and Saint-Melaine.1 Morlaix features on multiple pages in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.

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-r1184858, accessed 06 December 2021.