Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Cloud, Île de France

c.1826

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 × 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20530
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 217

Catalogue entry

The date and occasion of this faint pencil study of the riverside and bridge at Saint-Cloud are not known. However, Turner specialist Ian Warrell has speculated that it may record an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of this site.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
Technical Notes:
The sheet bears a horizontal crease across the middle where it has been folded in two. The sketches are below the line of the crease.
Verso:
D20529 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 216).

John Chu
March 2016

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