Joseph Mallord William Turner

On the Banks of the Seine, near the Chateau de la Chausee at Bougival


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Gouache, pen and ink and graphite on paper
Support: 142 × 189 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLX 40

Catalogue entry

This sheet is one of a series of sketches associated with a tour of the Seine with a proposed dating of 1827–9. The studies are characterised by the use of pen and ink on blue paper; for more information see the Introduction to this section. This pen and ink study is one of those covering the few kilometres between St-Germain and Bougival in what Ian Warrell has termed: ‘tremendous detail, making use of viewpoints that either overlap or offer opposite perspectives of the same scene’.1
This sheet shows a similar view to another sketch on blue paper catalogued within this section, Tate D24887 (Turner Bequest CCLX 51); the other sketch shows a bigger group of figures and is worked up to a greater degree of finish.
Warrell 1999, p.215.
The sheet has been laid down on heavy paper and the verso could not be examined at the time of cataloguing.

Elizabeth Jacklin
October 2018

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