Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tours Cathedral, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 172 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34677
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 242

Catalogue entry

This pencil study of Tours cathedral is worked onto a sheet of folded Whatman paper which Turner took on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 For a list of the sketches of Tours he made on that journey on loose sheets of paper, see the Introduction to this section.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.23–4.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is attached to D34678 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 243) along the top edge.
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
March 2016

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