Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Ruined Péage at Champtoceaux, from the West c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Ruined Péage at Champtoceaux, from the West
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 141 x 189 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 98
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

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.122, as 'Ch?teau Hamelin: Loire' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.612); Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, and University of Nottingham Art Gallery 1964-5; Paris 1981-2 (62, p.250, as 'Chateau Hamelin, c.1830', repr. in col. p.217 fig.399); Tate Gallery 1983; Australia 1985; Tate Gallery 1991a (51, repr. p.53)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.794, as 'Ch?teau Hamelin: Loire'; Wilton 1982, pl. 52, as 'Ch?teau Hamelin, on the Loire, c.1829'; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.45 fig.27
TB CCLIX 98; D24663

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.69, reproduced in colour p.83

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