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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Pont Pirmil, Nantes c.1826-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Pont Pirmil, Nantes c.1826–8
Turner Bequest CCXX Q
Pencil, watercolour, gouache, and ink on faded blue paper, 134 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXX – Q’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of the northern approach to the Pont Pirmil is one of several depictions of Nantes in gouache and watercolour on blue paper which Turner worked up after his 1826 visit to the city. It is based on a pencil sketch in the Morlaise to Nantes sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23092 (Turner Bequest CCXLVII 50).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
Ibid. p.219.
The sheet is attached to its mount on the verso.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Pont Pirmil, Nantes c.1826–8 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-pirmil-nantes-r1185471, accessed 17 October 2021.