Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Banks of the River Seine near Duclair

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23828
Turner Bequest CCLIII 66

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of hilly riverbanks. Finberg called it simply ‘River banks’,1 but the location was later further specified as a view of the River Seine between Le Havre and Rouen.2 However, the surrounding sketches are of Duclair, indicating that this view is also near the town.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.770.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.5.
Technical notes:
There is slight brownish discolouration on this page, the edge of the staining apparent on the upper left, from damage likely caused by the 1928 Tate Gallery flood (see the technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction).

Caroline South
May 2017

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