Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Folies-Siffait from the East c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Folies-Siffait from the East
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 145 x 196 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 137
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

67 The Folies-Siffait from the east c.1826-8 (fig.68)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type D) 145 x 196 (5 3/4 x 7 3/4)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLVIII ff.11 verso, 12, and 12 verso
EXH: National Gallery 1881, Group XIX, Finest Colour on Grey (Latest), no.443/193, as 'Coast of Genoa?' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.386: 'Good, but dull'); Exhibited Drawings, no.193 (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.616); Tate Gallery 1983; Australia 1985
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.797, as 'Coast of Genoa'
TB CCLIX 137; D24702

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.67, reproduced in colour p.79

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