Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saumur; Parnay; Cave Dwelling, 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
D23245
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 48 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a drawings of a miscellany of sites in the Loire Valley. The identifiable subjects are the church at Parnay in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page, the castle of the city of Saumur at the centre of the bottom edge, and one of the region’s distinctive cave dwellings in the bottom right hand corner. Each of these subjects recur at several points in this volume; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

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