Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roche-Corbon, Loire Valley

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 x 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23275
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 15 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with studies of the ruined medieval fortress at Roche-Corbon just outside Tours, identifiable by a thin, tower-like remnant known as the ‘Lanterne’.1 As outlined in the sketchbook introduction, Tours and its environs feature heavily in these pages.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.236.

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