Richard Parkes Bonington

The Pont des Arts, Paris

c.1826

Artist
Richard Parkes Bonington 1802–1828
Medium
Oil paint on board
Dimensions
Support: 356 x 451 mm
frame: 610 x 710 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by P. Ralli 1961
Reference
N06326

Not on display

Display caption

Bonington moved to Paris in 1818 but it appears to have been only towards the end of his life that he paid much attention to the city as a subject for his art. He is reported to have spent his last two months in Paris sketching scenes from a hired cab, perhaps in response to a commission to make drawings for a series of engraved views. This oil sketch of the Pont des Arts and the Ile de la Cité seen from the Quai du Louvre was probably painted a year or so earlier.

Gallery label, September 2004