Joseph Mallord William Turner

Corbeil-Essonnes, 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
D24314
Turner Bequest CCLVII 75 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the much of this page with two landscape views of the small town of Corbeil-Essonnes, located some twenty miles south of central Paris. In the top drawing the old stone bridge which once crossed the river at this point can be seen along with the tower of Saint-Spire. Turner made several sketches at this location in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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