Joseph Mallord William Turner
Nantes: The Banks of the River Erdre and the Pont Sauvetot ?c.1826-8

Artwork details

Nantes: The Banks of the River Erdre and the Pont Sauvetot
Date ?c.1826-8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 128 x 182 mm
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Turner Bequest CCLIX 93
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

54 Nantes: the banks of the River Erdre and the Pont Sauvetot ?c.1826-8 (fig.41)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type C) 128 x 182 (5 x 7 1/8)
Preliminary sketches: There are no preparatory sketches for this subject, which could suggest that it was recorded on the spot. However, against this it should be noted that the piece of blue paper is part of a batch with an 1828 watermark (type C), which would not have allowed Turner to have used the sheet on his 1826 tour
EXH: Exhibited Drawings, no.117, as 'Nantes: Loire' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.612); Paris 1981-2 (59, p.250, as 'Country town on a stream, c.1830', p.246 fig.454 in col.)
LIT: Finberg, 1909, II, p.794, as 'Nantes: Loire'; Alfrey 1977, p.73 n.7, where the identitification of this and TB CCLIX 16 as a view of Nantes was questioned; Delouche 1977, fig.152; Hervouet 1989, repr. p.17 as 'Nantes'; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.34 fig.14
TB CCLIX 93; D24658

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.219 no.54, reproduced in colour p.53

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