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 50 Recto:
Nantes, Brittany 1826
D23092
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 50
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Green | Ground with | B[...]’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in illegible red ink, bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 50’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a northerly view along Pont du Pirmil at Nantes. Tate curator Ian Warrell has pointed out that this drawing is related to a colour study; see Tate D20224 (Turner Bequest CCXX Q).1 The pages of this volume feature many depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.232.
Verso:
Blank

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-r1184920, accessed 27 October 2021.