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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner River Morlaix, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
River Morlaix, Brittany 1826
D23022
Turner Bequest CCXLVII 7
Pencil on white laid paper, 105 x 167 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVII – 7’ 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 hilly fluvial terrain which Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified as a study of the banks of the River Morlaix.1 Drawings of this landscape feature on multiple pages in this part of the volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
September 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.231.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘River Morlaix, 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-river-morlaix-brittany-r1184850, accessed 06 December 2021.