Joseph Mallord William Turner

Langres from the South-West

1836

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29158
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 65

Catalogue entry

This side of the page is now bound as the verso rather than the recto as described by Finberg. Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, the sketch depicts Langres from the south-west, in a view continued to the right on D29157; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 64a, following in this orientation. In an annotation to a copy of his Inventory (Tate Library) Finberg had subsequently suggested that the ramparts belonged to the Chateau of Chaumont (in the Loire Valley).
For the full tour of the First Loan Collection see Warrell 1991.

David Hill
June 2010

Revised by David Blayney Brown
March 2013

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