Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Town, Northern France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D24320
Turner Bequest CCLVII 78 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with a sketch of a town with a bridge crossing a river. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a location, although this volume contains numerous such landscapes taken in the countryside immediately surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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