Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Banks of the River Seine Looking Towards Paris from near Passy

1821

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 123 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24529
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 15 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn from the banks of the Seine near Passy, this view east along the river looks towards Paris with the Pont de la Concorde, the Assemblée Nationale, the Tuileries Palace and the Louvre beyond.1 Turner’s interest in this sketch, however, is as much in the trees on the riverbank which he has shaded with dark pencil.

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

1
Ian Warrell, Turner Catalogue Files, Tate, CCLVIII 15a.

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