Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Ruined Abbey of Marmoutier, near Tours c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Ruined Abbey of Marmoutier, near Tours
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 140 x 192 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 18
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

87 The ruined abbey of Marmoutier, near Tours c.1826-8 (fig.120)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type F) 140 x 192 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Verso: inscribed in pencil, '18 - 410'
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.11
EXH: As part of Loan Series B, shown at the following places: Public Gallery and Museum, Hove 1934-5; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 1948-9; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1951
LIT: Cook 1905, p.21 as 'Sketch for "Rivers of France"'; Finberg 1909, II, p.791, as 'The ruined Abbey of Marmoutier, near Tours'; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.79 fig.61
TB CCLIX 18; D24583

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.223 no.87, reproduced in colour p.124

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