Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Rapids ?on the Seine, Northern France

c.1833

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 139 x 194 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40068

Catalogue entry

This drawing was not recorded by Finberg in his Turner Bequest Inventory. Turner worked pencil and white chalk onto this sheet of blue paper to depict a river rushing over rapids with trees and buildings in the background. The sketch is too cursory to identify the subject with certainty although the verso of the sheet depicts a Parisian scene, perhaps suggesting a quieter Seine-side location here; see Tate D24604 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 39).

John Chu
August 2014

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