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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Saint-Cyr near Tours, Loire Valley 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Saint-Cyr near Tours, Loire Valley 1826
D23255
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 5a
Pencil on white laid paper, 103 x 153 mm
Partial watermark of bunch of grapes
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a view of the Loire Valley near Tours. The scene has been located to the west of the city, near Saint-Cyr.1 This is one of a substantial number of sketches of Tours and its surroundings in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 236.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Saint-Cyr near Tours, Loire Valley 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-saint-cyr-near-tours-loire-valley-r1185092, accessed 22 September 2019.