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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Quai de la Fosse, Nantes c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Quai de la Fosse, Nantes c.1826
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 206
Pencil and chalk on blue paper, 129 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV – 206’ bottom left, descending vertically
Turner specialist, Ian Warrell, has identified this sketch as a view of the Quai de la Fosse in Nantes.1 Turner may have used it to work up a colour study of the Bourse as viewed from the quaysides of this Breton city; see entry for Tate D24575 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 10).
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.57.
Inscribed in red ink with the note ‘206’ in the top left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Quai de la Fosse, Nantes c.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-quai-de-la-fosse-nantes-r1185502, accessed 03 December 2021.