Joseph Mallord William Turner
Nantes: The Northern Approach to the Pont Pirmil c.1826–8

Artwork details

Nantes: The Northern Approach to the Pont Pirmil
Date c.1826–8
Medium Graphite, watercolour, gouache, and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 134 x 189 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXX Q
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

61 Nantes: the northern approach to the Pont Pirmil c.1826-8 (fig.50)
Pencil, watercolour and gouache, with pen,
on faded blue paper (type E) 134 x 189
(5 1/4 x 7 3/8)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLVII f.50
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 138, no.308 (Ruskin, Works, XIII, pp.312-113); Exhibited Drawings, no.444, b, as one of 'Four Sketches in Colour on the Loire and Meuse' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.630); Liege 1939; Aberystwyth 1939
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.687, as one of 'Three sketches in colour; possibly on the Meuse' (originally framed with TB CCXX P [Alkan and Burg Thurandt from the North; see Tate Gallery 1991, no.76] and TB CCXX R [see below, cat.94])
TB CCXX Q; D20224

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.219 no.61, reproduced in colour p.62

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