Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château de Luynes, Loire Valley

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 171 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34679
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 244

Catalogue entry

These pencil studies of the hillside château at Luynes, just outside Tours, are worked onto a sheet of folded Whatman paper which Turner took on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 For a list of the sketches on loose sheets of paper of Tours and its surroundings he made on that journey, see the Introduction to this section.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.23–4, 216.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is attached to D34678 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 243) along the left-hand edge.
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
March 2016

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