Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Château de la Madeleine, Varades c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Château de la Madeleine, Varades
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 141 x 191 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 91
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

72 The Ch?teau de la Madeleine, Varades c.1826-8 (fig.77)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type B) 141 x 191 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLVIII f.19 (this thumbnail sketch includes a boat as part of its composition)
Copies: A version by an unknown artist is in an American private collection
EXH: Exhibited Drawings, no.115, as 'The Gray Castle' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.612); Paris 1981-2 (39, p.216, no.39, as 'Castle on the Loire, c.1830', repr. in col. p.249 fig.460)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.794, as 'The Grey Castle'
TB CCLIX 91; D24656

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.221 no.72, reproduced p.90

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