Joseph Mallord William Turner

La Possonière; Savennières, Loire Valley

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23195
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 23 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with sketches of the riverside terrain of the Loire Valley. Notes between the second and third drawings from the top of the page record that some of these vistas were caught around the neighbouring villages of La Possonière and Savennières. The windmills in the three sketches as the bottom of the page, which are inverted in relation to the drawings above, have been identified with La Pierre Bécherelle at Épiré, located some two miles upstream of Savennières.1

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234.

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