Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridge of Saint-Cloud and Sèvres

1821

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 123 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24548
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 25 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn from the park at Saint-Cloud above the Seine, this view looks up-river towards Sèvres. The stone-arched bridge is depicted at the left, with Saint-Cloud’s other bridge at the centre of the image. For further sketches at Saint-Cloud in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a). This sketch can be loosely associated with Turner’s later gouache and watercolour Bridges of St-Cloud and Sèvres, c.1833 (Tate D24689; Turner Bequest CCLIX 123), designed for Turner’s Annual Tour, 1835 (Tate T05618), although it does not show the same view.1

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Wilton 1979, p.415 under no.980.

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