Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

94 Orl?ans from the south side of the river c.1826-8 (fig.142)
Watercolour and gouache, with red pen work, on faded blue paper (type B) 135 x 188
(5 1/4 x 7 1/2)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.29 verso
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 138, no.309, as part of the group '307-310. Studies on the Loire and Meuse' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, pp.312-3); Exhibited Drawings, no.444, c, as part of the group 'Four Sketches in Colour on the Loire and Meuse' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.630); Liege 1939; Aberystwyth 1939
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.687, as one of 'Three sketches in colour; possibly on the Meuse', grouped with TB CCXX P and TB CCXX Q (cat.61), following the way the three items had been displayed by Ruskin; Wilkinson 1975, p.81, repr. in col.; Alfrey 1981, p.258 under no.69, where identified as a view of Orl?ans
TB CCXX R: D20225

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.224 no.94, reproduced in colour p.146