Joseph Mallord William Turner

Church of Saint-Julien with a Stagecoach, Tours

1826

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 103 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23334
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 45 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of the gothic Church of Saint-Julien in Tours.1 This is one of a number of pages featuring the architecture of this building in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. A drawing of a ‘diligence’, or stagecoach, is included in the lower left-hand quadrant of the page.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.236.

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