Joseph Mallord William Turner
Beaugency from the North-East c.1826–30

Artwork details

Beaugency from the North-East
Date c.1826–30
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 138 x 188 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 95
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

92 Beaugency from the north-east c.1826-30 (fig.139)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type C) 138 x 188 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.25. Another similar view can be found on f.8 verso
Copies: William Ward made a copy of this work for the cabinet Ruskin presented to Whitelands College (frame 51) (see Works, XXX, p.354 and n.2). Ward sold versions of a view title 'Beaugency' at the Fine Art Society in 1878, which could be based on either this study or cat.91 (see Works, XIII, p.575, no.13). A copy of the latter was sold at Phillips on 22 December 1986 (72) and was apparently approved by Ruskin
EXH: National Gallery 1881, Group XVIII - Finest Colour on Grey (Late), no.419 / 119, as 'Beaugency' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.385); Exhibited Drawings, no.119 (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.612); Arts Council Tour 1974 (25, as 'c.1827', repr. p.32); Paris 1981-2 (45, p.232, as 'Beaugency, c.1830', repr. in col. p.233 fig.440); Tate Gallery 1989 (32, as 'c.1830', repr. p.41); Tate Gallery 1993b (21, as 'c.1826-30', repr. p.45 fig.42)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.794, as 'Beaugency: Loire'; Wilton 1982, pl.47, as 'Beaugency, c.1829'; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.98 fig.78 (col.)
TB CCLIX 95; D24660

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.224 no.92, reproduced in colour p.143

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