This view of Beaugency on the River Loire, viewed from just beyond its dilapidated ramparts to the north east, is one of several depictions of the town in gouache and watercolour on blue paper which Turner worked up after his 1826 tour. It is based on pencil studies made in the Loire, Tours, Orleans and Paris sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23261 and especially D23294 (Turner Bequest CCXLIX 8a, 25).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the site.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.144, 224 no.92
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘CCLIX . 95’ in the centre of the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLIX 95’ in the centre of the sheet.