Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rouen across the River Seine

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23842
Turner Bequest CCLIII 73

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a view of the city of Rouen. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘View of Rouen’,1 and the location has been confirmed.2 Turner depicts a view across the River Seine towards buildings in the background, and indicates boats in the foreground.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.5.
Technical notes:
There is slight brownish discolouration on this page, the edge of the staining apparent on the lower right, from damage likely caused by the 1928 Tate Gallery flood (see the technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction). There is thumbprint or smudge on the lower right edge of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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