Joseph Mallord William Turner

Amboise, Loire Valley

1826

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 × 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23278
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 17

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with drawings of the buildings of Amboise, taken from the north bank of the Loire. Turner subsequently used the drawings of the town in this volume as the basis for ideas for engraved reproduction, culminating in two printed illustrations for Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France);1 see Tate impressions T04683, T04684.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Luke Herrmann, Turner Prints: The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 1990, pp.171–83.

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like