Exhibition catalogue text
57 Nantes: the Quai de la Fosse, with the Bourse in the distance c.1826-8 (fig.46)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type E) 127 x 185 (5 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: see TB CCXLVII f.48 verso, which shows this quay, but not the houses. Two other sheets of blue paper have sketches made from near this spot, TB CCXXIV 206, 207.
EXH: Oxford Loan Collection 1878-1916, nos.201-122, as 'Quai du Louvre' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.565); Paris 1981-2 (67, p.254, as 'Nantes', p.246 fig.453 in col.)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.790; Hervouet 1989, repr. p.16; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.40 fig.21
TB CCLIX 10; D24575
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.219 no.57, reproduced in colour p.58