Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tours, 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: 130 x 174 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34684
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 246

Catalogue entry

This view of the Pont de Tours with the Cathedral and Tour de Guise in the distance is one of several sketches on loose paper which Turner made in Tours on his 1826 tour of Northern France. See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
Technical Notes:
The top edge of the sheet is jagged as if torn from a sketchbook. The bottom edge is shorn off at an angle.
Verso:
See entry for Tate D34685 (Turner Bequest CCXLIV 246 v).

John Chu
March 2016

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