Joseph Mallord William Turner
Boats on the Loire, Possibly near Ingrandes c.1826–8

Artwork details

Boats on the Loire, Possibly near Ingrandes
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour and gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 140 x 195 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 185
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

73 Boats on the Loire, possibly near Ingrandes c.1826-8 (fig.78)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type B) 140 x 195 (5 1/2 x 7 5/8)
Preliminary sketches: Possibly related to the landscape on TB CCXLVIII f.17. The boats are similar to those on f.4 verso of the same sketchbook
Related works: see cats.59 and 64
Copies: There is a copy of this work by Isabella Lee Jay (fl.1868-96) in the Ruskin Library at Lancaster (Bembridge cat.265). Jay, who was one of Ruskin's pupils, may also have been responsible for the copy in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1926.33.34)
Engr: An etching of this subject by Alfred Louis Brunet-Debaines was reproduced in Hamerton 1879, opp. p.240, as 'French Boats near Shore, with Lowering Sky'. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a separate impression of the print (E.551-1888). See also cats.51 and 79
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 85, no.185, as 'French River Boats' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.292); Exhibited Drawings, no.434, c (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.629); Paris 1981-2 (p.423, no.112, repr. in col.)
LIT: Finberg, II, p.800, as 'French river boats'
TB CCLIX 185; D24750

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.221 no.73, reproduced in colour p.91

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