Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Île-de-France

1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24062
Turner Bequest CCLIV 91 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with depictions of hilly riverside terrain. A note beneath the landscape along the top of this page identifies the settlement as Saint-Maur-des-Fossés on the banks of the Marne. Art historian Ian Warrell has identified this as one of the empty pages remaining towards the end of the 1832 Seine tour which Turner subsequently used for sketches taken along the Marne as it flows towards Paris. The town recurs on folio 63 verso (D24006; Turner Bequest CCLIV 63a).1

John Chu
July 2014

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.49, 256 note 195

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