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This depiction of the old bridge and château of Saumur as seen from the westis one of several colour studies of this town which Turner worked up from his 1826 tour of the Loire Valley. It was used as the basis for an illustration published in the popular Keepsake annual of 1831; see Tate impression T05107.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the town.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.184.
See entry for Tate D24710 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 145).