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 55 Verso:
Nantes, Brittany 1826
D23101
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 55a
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with riverside views at Nantes. The drawing across the centres of the page depicts the Bourse and the Île Feydeau. Along the top edge of the page can be seen the public baths and the quays of the Île Gloriette. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

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-r1184929, accessed 20 January 2021.