Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lantern of Roche-Corbon, near Tours c.1826–8

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The Lantern of Roche-Corbon, near Tours
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 145 x 197 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 168
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

88 The lantern of Roche-Corbon, near Tours c.1826-8 (fig.123)
Watercolour and gouache on blue paper (type B) 145 x 197 (5 3/4 x 7 3/8)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX ff.15 and 15 verso
EXH: Marlborough House 1857, frame 81, no.170, as one of 'Four French Subjects' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.290); Exhibited Drawings, no.430, b (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.629); ?Tate Gallery 1931-4; Paris 1981-2 (66, p.254, as 'Ruins on the Loire, c.1830', where it is suggested the colour study is based on TB CCXLVIII f.23 verso; repr. in col. p.196 fig.345, and again [also in col.] on p.435, as fig.896 [among a group of Tancarville subjects])
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.799, as 'Tancarville (?)'; Hervouet 1989, repr. p.21, where it is suggested it may be a location near Montjean
TB CCLIX 168; D24733

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.223 no.88, reproduced in colour p.128

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