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