Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windmills near Saumur, Loire Valley

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23242
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 47

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with views of windmills in the Loire Valley. The structure in the upper sketch has been identified as the Moulin de la Herpinière, situated around seven miles upstream of the city of Saumur.1

John Chu
April 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 235.

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