Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Terrain, Northern 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: 175 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24247
Turner Bequest CCLVII 41 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with two hilly landscape views. The lower sketch depicts a bend in a river lined on one side by hills and buildings. Turner travelled extensively along the course of the Seine in the Île-de-France with this sketchbook and also up the River Marne to the east of the city so these drawings were probably made in one of those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

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