Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cave Dwelling near Saumur, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23240
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 46

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a drawing of one the cave dwellings which are a particular feature of the countryside around Saumur in the Loire Valley. Several pages in this volume feature these distinctive habitations; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction. Turner subsequently worked up a colour study of one of these Saumurois caves on blue paper; see Tate D23240 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 46).

John Chu
April 2015

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