J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Distant View of the River Seine, near Rouen ?1829

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Verso:
A Distant View of the River Seine, near Rouen ?1829
D23855
Turner Bequest CCLIII 79a
Pencil on pale cream laid paper, 107 x 156 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a view over a river meandering through a landscape. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Distant river’.1 The recto (D23854) appears to show the town Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf, located on a meander of the River Seine, 12 miles (or 19 kilometres) south of Rouen, and this would suggest a similar location for this sketch. Turner indicates the expansive view in a few rough lines.

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.

How to cite

Caroline South, ‘A Distant View of the River Seine, near Rouen ?1829 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-distant-view-of-the-river-seine-near-rouen-r1195761, accessed 25 May 2022.