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 60 Verso:
Nantes, Brittany 1826
D23109
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 60a
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 much of this page with riverside vistas. The more advanced drawing in the bottom half of the page was taken at Nantes and shows Quai de la Fosse with the cathedral in the distance. The pages of this volume feature many depictions of Nantes, 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-r1184937, accessed 21 April 2021.