Joseph Mallord William TurnerOrléans: The West Front of the Cathedral c.1826-8

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Orléans: The West Front of the Cathedral
Date c.1826-8
MediumWatercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 141 x 196 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 260
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Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

97 Orl?ans: the west front of the cathedral c.1826-8 (fig.148)
Watercolour and gouache, with red penwork, on faded blue paper (type B) 141 x 196
(5 1/2 x 7 3/4)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.33. The details of the transept, to the right, may have been culled from the sketch on f.33 verso
EXH: Fourth Loan Collection 1891-1916, frame no.19, as 'Exterior of a cathedral'
LIT: White 1896, pp.28-9, no.35, as 'West Front of Orleans Cathedral, 1830-35'; Catalogue for the 1906 showing of the Fourth Loan Collection at Manchester, 1906, no.32, as 'Rouen Cathedral (about 1833) - Body colour'; Finberg 1909, II, p.805, as 'Part of Rouen Cathedral'; Catalogue of Original Drawings in Water Colour, etc., by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., Lent by the Trustees of the National Gallery [the 4th Loan Collection], Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1912, no.18, 'Rouen Cathedral'; Wilkinson 1975, p.95, repr. in col… (read more)

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