This panoramic depiction of Tours, taking in the cathedral and the Place de la Tranchée at the northern end of the Pont de Tours (now called the Place Choiseuil) is one of several colour studies of the city which Turner worked up from material collected on his 1826 tour of the Loire Valley. It is based on a pencil sketch he made in the Loire, Tours, Orleans and Paris sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23262 (Turner Bequest CCXLIX 9).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.222 no.84.
See entry for Tate D40129.
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