Joseph Mallord William Turner

Parnay, 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: 170 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23244
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 48

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the drawings on this page depict the settlement at Parnay in the Loire Valley. The top sketch has been identified as a westerly view of the chirch and the study in the lower half of the page as an easterly view of the same subject.1 Several pages in this volume feature the buildings of Parnay; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 235.

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