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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Tours, Loire Valley 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Tours, Loire Valley 1826
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 246
Pencil on white wove paper, 130 x 174 mm
Inscribed in faded red ink by John Ruskin ‘246’ bottom right
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLIV 246’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
See entry for Tate D34685 (Turner Bequest CCXLIV 246 v).

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Tours, Loire Valley 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, 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-tours-loire-valley-r1185620, accessed 23 January 2022.