Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loire Valley near Nantes

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23166
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 8 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with vistas across the River Loire. These are punctuated by the large-sailed barges characteristic of the region. The distant buildings have been identified as part of the riverside city of Nantes.1

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

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