Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pontoise, 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: 174 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23947
Turner Bequest CCLIV 34

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with drawings of the buildings on the right bank of the river at Pontoise, some seventeen miles north-west of Paris en route from Gisors. Particular attention has been paid across the central belt of the page to a long row of irregular structures with the river below and the remains of the castle rising to a greatly exaggerated height above. Several consecutive pages are dedicated to study of Pontoise in this part of the volume and are listed under the entry for folio 33 recto (D23945; Turner Bequest CCLIV 33).

John Chu
July 2014

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