Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Buildings, ?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
D24242
Turner Bequest CCLVII 39

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with small cursory sketches of a bridge and substantial buildings lining a river or canal. Turner made several drawings of the Parisian riverside in the present volume providing a possible location for these structures. For comparisons, see the list of Parisian riverside studies in the sketchbook Introduction. The rear end of a pack animal has been drawn over these landscape views on the left-hand side of the page.

John Chu
January 2015

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