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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Quimper, Britanny 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
Quimper, Britanny 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 25
Pencil on white laid paper, 167 x 105 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[..]ec M[...]tte’, ‘S[...]’ towards top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 25’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of a busy street in Quimper with the southern transept of the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin visible above the rooftops. This volume is scattered with depictions of this Brittany city, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Quimper, Britanny 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-quimper-britanny-r1184884, accessed 06 December 2019.