Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Tower at Oudon c.1826–8

Artwork details

The Tower at Oudon
Date c.1826–8
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 145 x 195 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 186
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

68 The Tower at Oudon c.1826-8 (fig.69)
Watercolour and gouache, with red pen work, on blue paper (type F) 145 x 195 (5 3/4 x 7 5/8)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLVIII f.12 verso
Copies: During his visit to London in 1867 the American artist Thomas Moran made a copy of this work (Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa). See cat.74 for a copy made the previous year.
EXH: Marlborough House, 1857, frame 85, no.186, as 'River Scene, with Tower' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.292); Exhibited Drawings, no.434, d (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.629); Paris 1981-2 (38, p.216, as 'Oudon, c.1830', repr. p.249 fig.459)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.800, as 'River Scene, with tower'; Alfrey 1977, p.73 n.7, where identified as 'Oudon'; L?v?que-Mingam 1996, p.46 fig.28 (detail)
TB CCLIX 186: D24751

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.68, reproduced in colour p.[80]

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