This view of Saumur from the Pont de la Croix-Verte is one of several depictions of this riverside town in gouache and watercolour on blue paper which Turner worked up after his 1826 tour of the Loire Valley.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.106, 107.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘CCLIX . 201’ at centre of the bottom edge of the sheet.
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