Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

50 Soldiers drinking in a caf?, possibly in Nantes c.1826-8 (fig.39)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type E; formerly joined, at the bottom edge, to TB CCLIX 270) 140 x 190 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
EXH: Third Loan Collection (111, b); Paris/Vienna 1937 (99, b); British Council Tour 1947-8 (55, b); British Council Tour 1950 (14, b); Australia 1961 (19, b); Smithsonian Tour 1963-4 (39); British Museum 1975 (159); Georgia / Houston 1982 (65); Paris 1983-4 (194, repr.); Tate Gallery 1989 (61, repr. p.55)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.805, as one of 'Two figure compositions'
TB CCLIX 263 B; D40080

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.218 no.50, reproduced in colour p.51