Joseph Mallord William Turner Tours from above the Place de la Tranchée at the Northern End of the Pont de Tours (Now the Place Choiseuil) c.1826–8

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Tours from above the Place de la Tranchée at the Northern End of the Pont de Tours (Now the Place Choiseuil)
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 130 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24712
Turner Bequest CCLIX 147
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

84 Tours from above the Place de la Tranch?e a the northern end of the Pont de Tours (now the Place Choiseuil) c.1826-8 (fig.114)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type D) 130 x 185 (5 1/8 x 7 1/4)
Verso (D40129): Gouache study, probably showing a distant ch?teau on headland (compare with cat.65)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.9
EXH: National Gallery 1881, Group XVII - Various (Latest), no.385, without a title (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.384); Exhibited Drawings, no.385, as 'Town in France: Bridge and Barracks?' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.626)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.797, as 'Town in France: Bridge and barracks'; Alfrey 1977, p.73 n.7, where identified as Tours
TB CCLIX 147; D24712

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.222 no.84, reproduced in colour p.119

About this artwork