Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Saint-Cloud, Île-de-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 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24447
Turner Bequest CCLVII 143

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a drawing of a riverside landscape with a bridge viewed through the narrow trunks of saplings. Turner’s inscription ‘St Cloud’ on a closely comparable scene on folio 142 verso opposite (D24446; Turner Bequest CCLVII 142a) suggests that this sketch was also taken at Saint-Cloud, some seven miles west of central Paris on the banks of the Seine.

John Chu
January 2015

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