Joseph Mallord William Turner

Street Scene with Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Paris

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 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24245
Turner Bequest CCLVII 40 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view along a wide Parisian thoroughfare. The bell tower of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont appears in the top right-hand corner of the page, shortened so as to fit within the available space. Turner made several sketches of Parisian streets in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. These studies culminated in an engraving of a lively street scene in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate T04723.

John Chu
January 2015

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