Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cinq Mars-le-Pile, Loire Valley

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 172 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34678
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 243

Catalogue entry

These pencil studies of the medieval and ancient ruins at the settlement of Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, 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, 115.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is attached to D34677 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 242) along the top edge and D34679 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 244) along the bottom edge.
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
March 2016

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