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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Saumur; Parnay; Cave Dwelling, Loire Valley 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso:
Saumur; Parnay; Cave Dwelling, Loire Valley 1826
D23245
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 48a
Pencil on white laid paper, 110 x 170 mm
Inscribed ‘Pou [...] | S[...]’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘1’ bottom right, descending vertically,‘355’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a drawings of a miscellany of sites in the Loire Valley. The identifiable subjects are the church at Parnay in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page, the castle of the city of Saumur at the centre of the bottom edge, and one of the region’s distinctive cave dwellings in the bottom right hand corner. Each of these subjects recur at several points in this volume; a list of these drawings is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
April 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Saumur; Parnay; Cave Dwelling, 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-saumur-parnay-cave-dwelling-loire-valley-r1185077, accessed 25 September 2020.