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