Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pont du Passy, Paris

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 × 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23321
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 39

Catalogue entry

Turner worked into the top of this page a small study of the bridge at Passy which crossed the River Seine a little to the west of Paris. There are numerous pages featuring the riverside of Paris in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Turner made numerous studies of this stretch of the Seine over the course of his career, culminating in an illustration for the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impression T04719.

John Chu
May 2015

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