Exhibition catalogue text
58 Nantes: the shipyards (or Salorges) c.1826-8 (fig.47)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type E) 132 x 184 (5 1/4 x 7 1/4)
Preliminary sketches: Although there are sketches of the quays to the west of Nantes, all of those focus on the view back to the city. This scene may have been sketched on the spot.
EXH: Marlborough House, 1857, frame 136, no.300, as 'Havre (?)' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.312); Exhibited Drawings, no.443, a (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.630); National Gallery, Cape Town 1936-7
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.800, as 'Havre (?)'
TB CCLIX 193; D24758
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.219 no.58, reproduced in colour p.59