Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Interior of a Cave near Saumur c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Interior of a Cave near Saumur
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 131 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 266
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

83 The interior of a cave near Saumur c.1826-8 (fig.105)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper 131 x 185 (5 1/8 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: See the outline on the verso of cat.81. There is also a sketch of the interior of one of the caves near Saumur on f.46 of the Nantes, Angers, Saumur sketchbook (TB CCXLVIII).
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.805, as 'Among the rock dwellings of Touraine'
TB CCLIX 266; D24831

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.222 no.83, reproduced in colour p.112

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