Joseph Mallord William Turner

Paris from Saint-Cloud

1821

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 123 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24507
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 4 a

Catalogue entry

Ian Warrell has identified this sketch as a view of Paris from Saint-Cloud.1 Tiny marks on the horizon represent the buildings of Paris while a turn of the Seine can be seen behind rocks in the foreground. There are further sketches of this view on folio 3 verso and 28 verso (Tate D24505, D24554; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a, 28a). For a list of all Turner’s sketches of Paris in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Ian Warrell, Turner catalogue files, Tate, CCLVIII 4a.

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