Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Turner on the Loire

84 Tours from above the Place de la Tranch?e a the northern end of the Pont de Tours (now the Place Choiseuil) c.1826-8 (fig.114)
Watercolour and gouache, with pen, on blue paper (type D) 130 x 185 (5 1/8 x 7 1/4)
Verso (D40129): Gouache study, probably showing a distant ch?teau on headland (compare with cat.65)
Preliminary sketches: TB CCXLIX f.9
EXH: National Gallery 1881, Group XVII - Various (Latest), no.385, without a title (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.384); Exhibited Drawings, no.385, as 'Town in France: Bridge and Barracks?' (Ruskin, Works, XIII, p.626)
LIT: Finberg 1909, II, p.797, as 'Town in France: Bridge and barracks'; Alfrey 1977, p.73 n.7, where identified as Tours
TB CCLIX 147; D24712

Published in:
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.222 no.84, reproduced in colour p.119