Joseph Mallord William Turner
On the Loire, Looking West towards Nantes c.1826–8

Artwork details

On the Loire, Looking West towards Nantes
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 128 x 184 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 235
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

63 On the Loire, looking west towards Nantes c.1826-8 (fig.58)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on faded blue paper (type E) 128 x 184 (5 x 7 1/4)
Verso (D40134): Pencil sketch of buildings with towers; a large building with a pediment and a bridge, possibly at Nantes
Preliminary sketches: Based on the sketches on ff.7 and 8 of TB CCXLVIII
EXH: Second Loan Collection (113, a, as one of 'Two Views in France (Colour on Blue)'); Paris 1981-2 (40, p.216, repr. in col. p.246 fig.451, as 'On the Loire near Nantes' )
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.803, as 'French river scene'; Hervouet 1989, repr. p.23; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.41 fig.22 (detail)
TB CCLIX 235; D24800

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.63, reproduced in colour p.69

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