Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

45 Breton peasants dancing c.1826-8 (fig.25)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type E) 132 x 190 (5 1/4 x 7 1/2)
Related sketches: TB CCXLVII f.25 verso
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 91, no.199, as 'French Dance in Sabots' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.293); Exhibited Drawings, no.581, a (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.636); Paris/Vienna 1937 (99, a); British Council Tour 1947-8 (55, a); British Council Tour 1950 (14, a); Australia 1961 (19, a); Smithsonian Tour 1963-4 (38); British Museum 1975 (160); Georgia / Houston 1982 (64); Paris 1983-4 (193, repr.); Tate Gallery 1989 (50)
LIT: Holme 1903, repr. as W3; Finberg 1909, II, p.801; Delouche 1977, p.61, repr.
TB CCLIX 197; D24762

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.217 no.45, reproduced in colour p.38