This view across the River Loire towards the great buildings of Orléans from the Quai Neuf is one of several colour depictions of the city on relatively light-weight blue paper which Turner worked up after his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 It is based on pencil sketches in the Loire, Tours, Orleans and Paris sketchbook; see entry for Tate D23303, D23304 (Turner Bequest CCXLIX 29a, 30).2 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
The bottom right-hand corner of the sheet has been stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and the number ‘CCLIX-206’. Light brown spots are scattered across the entire sheet.
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