Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Cloud, Île de France

c.1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 280 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20491
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 182

Catalogue entry

The date and occasion of this pencil study of the riverbank at Saint-Cloud with details picked out in chalk are not known. However, Turner specialist Ian Warrell has speculated that it may record an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour.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 is attached to D20490 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 181) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
Verso:
The bottom right-hand corner of the sheet is inscribed in red with the note ‘182’. It bears several stroked of white chalk.

John Chu
March 2016

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