Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château de Clermont, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23170
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 10 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with views of the seventeenth-century Château de Claremont, located on the River Loire some thirteen miles upstream of Nantes. There are several pages of studies of this site in this volume which are listed in the sketchbook introduction. Turner subsequently worked up these sketches into colour studies on blue paper with a view to engraved reproduction. These culminated in two prints in Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France);1 see Tate impressions T04692 and T04695.

John Chu
April 2015

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

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