Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Bank with Hills, ?Île de France

c.1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20529
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 216

Catalogue entry

The date and occasion of this pencil study of a river bank with hills in the distance are not known. However, the verso of the sheet bears another sketch depicting the River Seine at Saint-Cloud, which Turner specialist Ian Warrell has suggested records an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour; see entry for Tate D20530 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 217).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of this site.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
Technical Notes:
The sheet bears a horizontal crease across the middle where it has been folded in two. The sketch is above the line of the crease.
Verso:
See entry for Tate D20530 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 217).

John Chu
March 2016

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