Joseph Mallord William Turner
Orléans Cathedral from the Left Bank of the Loire c.1826–8

Artwork details

Orléans Cathedral from the Left Bank of the Loire
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 141 x 193 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 71
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

96 Orl?ans Cathedral from the left bank of the Loire c.1826-8 (fig.145)
Watercolour and gouache, with red pen work, on blue paper (type B) 141 x 193 (5 1/2 x 7 3/4)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX ff.30 verso, 31, and, for the western tower of the cathedral, possibly also f.32 verso
EXH: Exhibited Drawings, no.36, a, as 'Orleans (colour on grey), 1833-1835' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.610); Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, and University of Nottingham Art Gallery 1964-5; Paris 1981-2 (69, p.258, as 'Orl?ans, c.1830', repr. fig.472)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.792, as 'Orleans'; Wilkinson 1975, p.88, repr. in col.; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.105 fig.82
TB CCLIX 71; D24636

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.224 no.96, reproduced in colour p.149

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