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This view of the Château and Cathedral seen from the River Loireis one of several depictions of Nantes in gouache and watercolour on blue paper which Turner worked up after his 1826 visit to the city. The work is related to, but not solely derived from, a pencil study in the Morlaise to Nantes sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23111 (Turner Bequest CCXLVII 61a).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.217 no.46.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘CCLIX . 92’ in the centre of the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and with ‘CCLIX – 92’ in the centre of the sheet.