Exhibition catalogue text
70 The ruined p?age at Champtoceaux, from the west c.1826-8 (fig.71)
Watercolour and gouache, on blue paper
(type B) 141 x 189 (5 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Verso: (D40078) Gouache study of the p?age from the opposite side to the view on the recto, based on TB CCXLVIII f.14
Preliminary sketches: There are sketches of the ruined p?age on the following four pages of the Nantes, Angers, Saumur sketchbook: TB CCXLVIII 13-14 verso. The closest to this subject is the middle sketch on TB CCXLVIII f.13 verso, but in his colour study Turner has made the side of the coteau as much a focus of interest as the architectural motif.
EXH: Exhibited Drawings, no…