J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Parnay, Loire Valley 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Parnay, Loire Valley 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 48
Pencil on white laid paper, 170 x 110 mm
Inscribed ‘Par[...]’, ‘Card’ top right, ‘Par[...]’ left centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXLVIII 48’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the drawings on this page depict the settlement at Parnay in the Loire Valley. The top sketch has been identified as a westerly view of the chirch and the study in the lower half of the page as an easterly view of the same subject.1 Several pages in this volume feature the buildings of Parnay; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

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

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Parnay, Loire Valley 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-parnay-loire-valley-r1185076, accessed 01 June 2020.