Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Porte Saint-Denis, Paris

c.1833

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 142 x 194 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24571
Turner Bequest CCLIX 6

Display caption

An unfinished view, to which Turner has begun to add foreground details of busy street life. These indicate that he presumably intended to bring the subject to the same level of completion as his other Paris views on blue paper of the same period. The Porte St. Denis is a 17th century triumphal entrance to the centre of the city, in the Rue St. Denis.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

Explore