Turner made this colour study of the recently-constructed riverside garden folly, the Folies Siffait, with the Tower of Oudon in the distance after his 1826 tour of the River Loire. It shows these sites from the west and is based on pencil sketches in the Nantes, Angers and Saumur sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23172- D23173 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 11a-12).1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.66.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘19’.
- River Loire(179)