Not on display
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a distant view of Tours. This views was gained from the high ground at Saint-Cyr to the west of the city.1 This is one of a substantial number of sketches of Tours in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Turner subsequently used these drawings as the basis for multiple colour studies and finished watercolours on blue paper with a view to engraved reproduction. These culminated in four printed illustrations for Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France);2 see Tate impressions T04685–T04688.
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