Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Landscape, Northern France

1832

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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
D24308
Turner Bequest CCLVII 72 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked multiple studies of riverside scenes onto this page, some of which run vertically from the bottom edge to top. The handling is too cursory here to identify this particular location with its church spires and bridges although this volume contains numerous such landscapes taken in the countryside surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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