Joseph Mallord William Turner
Nantes: The Château from the East c.1826–8

Artwork details

Nantes: The Château from the East
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 129 x 183 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 236
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

47 Nantes: the ch?teau from the east c.1826-8 (fig.33)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type E) 129 x 183 (5 1/8 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: There are no sketches for the view, which Turner may have sketched directly on to this sheet
EXH: Second Loan Collection (113, b, as one of 'Two Views in France (Colour on Blue)')
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.803, as 'Scene outside city walls. Probably the walls of Foug?res'; Alfrey 1977, p.73 n.7, where identified as 'Nantes'
TB CCLIX 236; D24801

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.218 no.47, reproduced in colour p.46

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