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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Riverside Terrain, Brittany 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Riverside Terrain, Brittany 1826
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 171 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘water’, ‘w’ top centre, ‘[...]oo J[...]’ bottom left, ‘ce[...]x’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sheet of paper was once bound in with the rest of the sketchbook and has since been detached, perhaps when the original parchment covers were removed; see D40500. For the evidence identifying the sheet with the sketchbook, see the entry for the verso D40497. The riverside scenery depicted in these drawings was presumably taken the Brittany countryside which is the subject of extensive study in this volume. For the major sites covered by Turner in these pages, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical Notes:
The torn bottom edge of the sheet has been repaired with white laid paper.

John Chu
September 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Riverside Terrain, 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-riverside-terrain-brittany-r1184981, accessed 06 December 2021.