Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Cloud, Île de France

c.1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 × 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25056
Turner Bequest CCLXI 84

Catalogue entry

The date and occasion of this slight pencil sketch of the riverbank 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:
There is a small spot of white paint towards the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘D25056’ and ‘232 | o’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

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