Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruined Péage near Champtoceaux, Loire Valley

c.1826–8

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 141 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24663
Turner Bequest CCLIX 98

Catalogue entry

Turner made this colour study on blue paper of the ruined medieval toll-station, or péage, near Champtoceaux as seen from the west after his 1826 tour of the River Loire. It is based on pencil sketches in the Nantes, Angers and Saumur sketchbook; see especially D23176 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 13a) and also D23175, D23177 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 13, 14). 1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.221 no.70.
Technical Notes:
The sheet belongs to a batch of lightweight blue paper used by Turner made by George Steart of Bally, Ellen and Steart at De Montault Mill, Coombe Down, Bath.1
1
Ibid. p.238.
Verso:
See entry for Tate D40078.

John Chu
March 2016

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