Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Terrain and Buildings on a Hillside, Northern 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
D24310
Turner Bequest CCLVII 73 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with three riverside views punctuated by buildings. A further vista runs vertically down the right-hand edge of the page. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris in the Île-de-France with the sketchbook and also up the Marne River to the east of the city so these drawings were probably made in one of those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

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