Joseph Mallord William Turner Nantes: Promenade on the Cours St-Pierre c.1826–8

Artwork details

Nantes: Promenade on the Cours St-Pierre
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 126 x 183 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 191
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

49 Nantes: promenade on the Cours St-Pierre c.1826-8 (fig.36)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on faded blue paper (type E) 126 x 183 (5 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: There are no preparatory designs for this work
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 135, no.298, as 'Promenade at Nantes' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.312); Exhibited Drawings, no.442, b, as one of 'Four French Subjects: Promenade at Nantes' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.630); British Council Tour 1947-8 (54, a); British Council Tour 1950 (13, a); Australia 1961 (18, a); Smithsonian Tour 1963-4 (36); Paris 1983-4 (178, repr.); Tate Gallery 1989 (54, repr. p.52)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.800, as 'Promenade at Nantes'; Mauclair 1939, p.63, repr.; Herrmann 1968, p.80
TB CCLIX 191; D24756

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.218 no.49, reproduced in colour p.49

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