Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Distant View of the River Seine, near Rouen

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23855
Turner Bequest CCLIII 79 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a view over a river meandering through a landscape. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Distant river’.1 The recto (D23854) appears to show the town Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf, located on a meander of the River Seine, 12 miles (or 19 kilometres) south of Rouen, and this would suggest a similar location for this sketch. Turner indicates the expansive view in a few rough lines.

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.

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