Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pont Notre-Dame, Paris

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
D24300
Turner Bequest CCLVII 68 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the central strip of this page with a study of the medieval Pont Notre-Dame which crossed the Seine in central Paris. Turner made several sketches of this structure in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolour of this subject which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24684 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 119). This led to an engraving in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T04722.

John Chu
January 2015

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