Not on display
The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a stretch of river with a multi-arched bridge at centre in the mid-ground. Finberg identified this sketch as a ‘Bridge near Rouen’,1 and the location has been confirmed.2 In this tranquil scene, Turner includes buildings at left and right on the river’s edges, high hills in the background, a boat on the right shore and another on the water. He conveys the river in the foreground stretching off to the left. The particular bridge depicted no longer exists, as Rouen’s bridges were destroyed during the Second World War and subsequently replaced.3
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.5.
There are several sweeping stains at the centre of the sketch.
- River Seine(364)