Turner on the Loire

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On Turner's 1826 journey through Brittany and up the River Loire, he filled several sketchbooks with hasty impressions of famous chateaux. Many of his sketches are identified and reproduced here for the first time, together with all of the justly celebrated watercolors that Turner produced to be engraved in 1833. Turner was at the forefront of an invasion of the Loire region by artists, most of whom were British, as is plain from illustrated examples by contemporaries such as Samuel Prout, William Callow, and ...
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Overview

On Turner's 1826 journey through Brittany and up the River Loire, he filled several sketchbooks with hasty impressions of famous chateaux. Many of his sketches are identified and reproduced here for the first time, together with all of the justly celebrated watercolors that Turner produced to be engraved in 1833. Turner was at the forefront of an invasion of the Loire region by artists, most of whom were British, as is plain from illustrated examples by contemporaries such as Samuel Prout, William Callow, and Clarkson Stanfield, as well as views by French artists like Delacroix.
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Published to accompany the 1998 exhibition at the Tate Gallery (with other venues on the schedule). During Turner's 1826 journey through Brittany and up the River Loire, he filled several sketchbooks with hasty impressions; those sketches served as a basis for finished watercolors and sketches that are considered among his finest graphic works. This volume presents a detailed account of the journey and presents the paintings in both their preliminary and finished forms. The format is horizontal: 11x8.75<">. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854372185
  • Publisher: Tate Gallery Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Sponsor's Foreword 6
Foreword 7
Acknowledgements 8
Introduction 10
The Background to the 1826 Tour 13
Turner and France in the 1820s 14
Preparing for the Tour 22
The Tour through North-Western France in 1826 27
Turner's Route 28
In the Wake of the 1826 Tour 157
Exploring The English Channel 158
Painting The Banks of the Loire 172
The Loire in Black and White 184
The Later History of Turner's Loire Views 198
Notes 206
Catalogue 215
App. A Turner's Loire Sketchbooks 231
App. B Checklist of the Blue Papers Used for the Loire Studies 238
App. C Turner's Engraved Views of the Loire 239
App. D Reviews of Illustrations to Turner's Annual Tour, 1833 249
Bibliography 252
Concordance 255
Topographical Index 256
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