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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nantes, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
Nantes, Brittany 1826
D23084
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 44
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in faint red ink ‘44’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 44’ 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 a view of Nantes from the Saint-Similien district with the Cathedral rising above. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
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John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Nantes, 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-nantes-brittany-r1184912, accessed 25 February 2021.