Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

66 The Folies-Siffait, with Oudon beyond, from the west c.1826-8 (fig.67)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type D) 143 x 194 (5 5/8 x 7 5/8)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLVIII ff.11 and 12 (for the principal design); f.11 verso (for the tower of Oudon)
EXH: National Gallery 1881, Group XIX, Finest Colour on Grey (Latest), no.444/194, as 'Coast of Genoa?' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.386: 'Highest quality'); Exhibited Drawings, no.194 (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.616); Tate Gallery 1983; Australia 1985
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.797, as 'Coast of Genoa'; Wilton 1982, pl.46, as 'The Coast of Genoa, c.1828'
TB CCLIX 138; D24703

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.66, reproduced in colour p.78