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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Pont des Treilles and the Cathedral, Angers 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Pont des Treilles and the Cathedral, Angers 1826
D20317
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 27
Pencil on blue paper, 131 x 187 mm
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV – 27’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This pencil sketch depicts Angers as seen from the right bank of the River Maine with the ruins of the Pont des Treilles in the foreground and the spires of the cathedral rising above the horizon line. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Technical Notes:
The sheet belongs to a batch of blue paper used by Turner made by George Steart of Bally, Ellen and Steart at De Montault Mill, Coombe Down, Bath.1
1
Ibid. p.238.
Verso:
Inscribed in red ink with the note ‘429’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet. Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘D. 20317’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet, ‘425 | 27’ in the top left-hand corner and ‘CCXXIV . 27’ bottom right-hand corner.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Pont des Treilles and the Cathedral, Angers 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, 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-pont-des-treilles-and-the-cathedral-angers-r1185474, accessed 17 October 2021.