Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Seine near Paris

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D24412
Turner Bequest CCLVII 124 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with drawings of the riverside of Paris with the city’s largest buildings seen in the distance. The sketches on the bottom half of the page are inverted in relation to those on the top. A large dome, belonging to Les Invalides or the Panthéon, is featured at the centre of the page’s top edge and in the bottom right-hand corner. Turner made several sketches of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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