Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from Saint-Cloud with a Bridge over the River Seine

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
D24531
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 16 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn from the terrace of the park at Saint-Cloud, about six miles to the west of central Paris, this view looks north over the Seine with a multi-arched bridge.1 A sketch of the view in the opposite direction from a nearby spot is depicted on folio 21 verso (Tate D23440; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 21a), where the same bridge can be seen (sometimes along with another). See also folio 27 verso (Tate D24552; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 27a). For the other sketches Turner made at Saint-Cloud, see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Ian Warrell, Turner Catalogue Files, Tate, CCLVIII 16a.

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