Exhibition catalogue text
64 Near Nantes: Loire barges in a gust of wind c.1826-8 (fig.57)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type B) 140 x 192 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Preliminary sketches: For sketches of the Loire barges (known locally as chalands or gabares) see TB CCXLVIII ff.4 verso, 8 verso, 16, 16 verso, 17, 17 verso, 19 verso, 22, 22 verso, 23
Related works: See cats.59 and 73
EXH: Exhibited Drawings, no.103, as 'Heavy Barges in a Gust' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.612); Paris 1981-2 (p.397, no.91, colour, p.401, as 'Heavy Barges in a Gust'); Tate Gallery 1995-6, as 'Barges on the River Loire in a Gust of Wind, c.1826-32'
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.793, as 'Heavy barges in a gust'
TB CCLIX 79; D24644
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.64, reproduced in colour p.68