J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loire Valley near Nantes 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Loire Valley near Nantes 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 8a
Pencil on white laid paper, 170 x 110 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sh[...] fog, ‘The [...] sun ?vapour | House standing like a tower white’ top left, ‘Ca above the Fog’, ‘Red top’ centre, ‘S. Courots’ bottom left, inverted
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘40’ bottom left, inverted, ‘355’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with vistas across the River Loire. These are punctuated by the large-sailed barges characteristic of the region. The distant buildings have been identified as part of the riverside city of Nantes.1

John Chu
April 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 233.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Loire Valley near Nantes 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-loire-valley-near-nantes-r1184998, accessed 18 October 2021.