Turner made this colour study of the recently-constructed riverside garden folly, the Folies Siffait, after his 1826 tour of the River Loire. It shows the structure from the east and is based on pencil sketches in the Nantes, Angers and Saumur sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23172- D23174 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 11a-21a).1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.220 no.67.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘19a’.
- River Loire(179)