Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beaugency, Loire Valley; Notre-Dame, Paris

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 103 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23300
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 28

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a view of Beaugency in the Loire Valley. Just above, with the sketchbook inverted in relation to the present foliation, he also included a small drawing of the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. This is one of a number of pages featuring sketches of these cities in this volume, lists of which are provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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