Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views on the River Seine at Rouen

?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
D23848
Turner Bequest CCLIII 76

Catalogue entry

The page contains two sketches, both drawn horizontally, of riverbank scenes. Finberg noted this page as ‘View on river’,1 but the location has been further specified as Rouen,2 on the River Seine. The upper sketch shows a stretch of river with high riverbanks. The structures on the right are likely to be windmills. The lower sketch is more detailed and depicts figures, boats and buildings on the river’s edge. The hill depicted on the left of both sketches would correspond with Rouen’s Mont Sainte-Catherine.

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
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.

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