Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Cyr near Tours, Loire Valley

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
D23248
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 2

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of riverside buildings near Tours. The scene has been located to the west of the city, near Saint-Cyr.1 This is one of a substantial number of sketches of Tours and its surroundings in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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

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