Joseph Mallord William Turner Nantes: The Pont d’Aiguillon Looking Across to the Quai Flesselles, with the Tour du Bouffay Above ?1826

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Nantes: The Pont d’Aiguillon Looking Across to the Quai Flesselles, with the Tour du Bouffay Above
Date ?1826
Medium Graphite, pen and ink and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 130 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24769
Turner Bequest CCLIX 204
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

51 Nantes: the Pont de l'Aiguillon, looking across to the Quai Flesselles, with the Tour du Bouffay above ?1826 (fig.37)
Pencil, pen and ink, with gouache highlights, on faded blue paper (type A) 130 x 185
(5 1/8 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: This subject seems to have been developed over a sketch made on the spot
Engr: See the etching by Alfred Louis Brunet-Debaines, which appeared in Hamerton 1879, opp. p.254, as 'Old Town on the Loire'; an impression of this image can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum (E.547-1888); see also cats.73 and 79
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 139, no.311, as 'Study of Town on Loire' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.313 (with note 1: 'Grey outlines, glorious'); Exhibited Drawings, no.620, a (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.637); ?Tate Gallery 1931-4
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.801, as 'Town on the Loire'; Alfrey in Paris 1981, p.250, under no.60; Davies in Tate Gallery 1992-3 (fig.110, as 'Town on the Loire')
TB CCLIX 204; D24769

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.218 no.51, reproduced p.50

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