Joseph Mallord William Turner A Herd of Sheep at Saumur: Below the Walls of the Château, with the Tour de Papegault to the Left c.1826–8

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Title
A Herd of Sheep at Saumur: Below the Walls of the Château, with the Tour de Papegault to the Left
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 127 x 183 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24582
Turner Bequest CCLIX 17
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

82 A herd of sheep at Saumur; below the walls of the ch?teau, with the Tour de Papegault to the left c.1826-8 (fig.104)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type D) 127 x 183 (5 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: Freely based on the sketch on the inside back cover of TB CCXLVIII
EXH: Oxford Loan Collection 1878-1916, nos.209-118, as 'Sheep in the trench' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.565). Part of loan collection shown at the following venues: Burton-on-Trent 1934; Luton 1935; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1935-6 (41); Isle of Man 1936; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 1937; Todmorden 1938; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield 1946-7; Whitechapel Art Gallery 1953 (185); Barnsley 1959-60; Wakefield Art Gallery 1960
LIT: Finberg, 1909, II, p.791, as 'Sheep in a trench'; Finberg 1910, repr. opp. p.128, pl.LXXVII
TB CCLIX 17; D24582

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.222 no.82, reproduced in colour p.111

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