Joseph Mallord William Turner

Charenton-le-Pont, Île-de-France

1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24323
Turner Bequest CCLVII 80

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with studies of the settlement of Charenton-le-Pont, located some four miles south-east of central Paris. Particular attention has been paid to the old bridge surmounted by buildings which crossed the Seine at this point. Drawings of this neighbourhood recur on several pages in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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