Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

98 Orl?ans: the Place de l'Etape, looking toward the Th??tre, the H?tel Dieu and the cathedral c.1826-8 (fig.147)
Watercolour and gouache, with red pen work, on blue paper (type B) 143 x 194 (5 3/4 x 7 3/4)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.34, but imagined from a more northerly point in the Place de l'Etape.
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 134, no.296, as 'Orleans: The Theatre and Cathedral' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, pp.311-2 ); Exhibited Drawings, no.618, a (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.637); ?Tate Gallery 1931-4; Tate Gallery 1991 (47, repr. p.51); Tate Gallery 1993b (no cat.)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.801, as 'Orleans: The theatre and cathedral'; Alfrey in Paris 1981, p.258, under no.69
TB CCLIX 199; D24764

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.224 no.98, reproduced p.151