Joseph Mallord William Turner

Charenton-le-Pont, Île-de-France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24305
Turner Bequest CCLVII 71

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a cursory drawing of an arched bridge onto the left-hand side of this page. Although the exact location of this structure is indeterminate, this volume includes multiple studies of the bridges of Paris, a list of which is included in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison. Running down the right-hand edge of the page are small studies of buildings and the arches of a bridge, identified by a note as the settlement of Charenton-le-Pont, located some four miles south-east of central Paris. Drawings of this neighbourhood recur on several pages in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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