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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Morlaix Estuary, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Morlaix Estuary, Brittany 1826
D23025
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 8a
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Passage’ 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 hilly fluvial terrain which Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified as a study of the estuary of the River Morlaix.1 Drawings of this landscape feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.
Technical Notes:
Small brown mark on the right-hand edge of the page.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Morlaix Estuary, 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-estuary-brittany-r1184853, accessed 06 December 2021.