Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of the Aqueduct at Arcueil

1821

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24523
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 12 a

Catalogue entry

The Roman aqueduct at the commune of Arcueil just to the south of Paris is seen in these two sketches from street level.1 The bottom sketch depicts a house built beneath one of the arches. There are more distant sketches of the aqueduct on folios 12 and 13 verso (Tate D24522, D24525; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 12, 13a); see also the inside back cover (Tate D41261).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Identified in Warrell 1999, pp.23, 252 note 38.

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