This across the Pont d'Aiguillonwith the Quai Flesselles and the Tour du Bouffay beyond is one of several depictions of Nantes on blue paper which Turner worked up from his 1826 visit to the city. The pencil sketch over which this ink and gouache study is built up may have been taken on the spot. 1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.218 no.51.
Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and with ‘CCLIX – 204’ in the centre of the sheet. Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D24769’ towards the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet.