Joseph Mallord William Turner

Parnay, Loire Valley

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23243
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 47 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with drawings of the settlement at Parnay in the Loire Valley. Both sketches have been identified as westerly vistas looking downstream towards the city of Saumur.1 Several pages in this volume feature the buildings of Parnay; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 235.

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