Joseph Mallord William Turner
Nantes: The Shipyards (or Salorges) c.1826–8

Artwork details

Nantes: The Shipyards (or Salorges)
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 132 x 184 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 193
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

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

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.219 no.58, reproduced in colour p.59

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