Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridges at Saint-Cloud

1821

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 123 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24540
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 21 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn from above the River Seine at Saint-Cloud is a view south along the river with its two bridges. This sketch has been associated with the artist’s gouache and watercolour of Bridges of St-Cloud and Sèvre, c.1833 (Tate D24689; Turner Bequest CCLIX 123), designed for Turner’s Annual Tour, 1835 (Tate T05618), although this sketch focuses on the Pont de Sèvre rather than that of St-Cloud.1
For Turner’s other sketches at Saint-Cloud in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a).
1
Wilton 1979, p.415 under no.980; Warrell 1999, p.277 under no.142.
Technical notes:
The darkening around the edge of this page suggests damage from light exposure, although the page is not listed as having been extensively exhibited.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

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