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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridge of Saint-Cloud and Sèvres 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Bridge of Saint-Cloud and Sèvres 1821
D24548
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 25a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 123 mm
Inscribed in brown ink ‘1312’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn from the park at Saint-Cloud above the Seine, this view looks up-river towards Sèvres. The stone-arched bridge is depicted at the left, with Saint-Cloud’s other bridge at the centre of the image. For further sketches at Saint-Cloud in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a). This sketch can be loosely associated with Turner’s later gouache and watercolour Bridges of St-Cloud and Sèvres, c.1833 (Tate D24689; Turner Bequest CCLIX 123), designed for Turner’s Annual Tour, 1835 (Tate T05618), although it does not show the same view.1

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Wilton 1979, p.415 under no.980.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Bridge of Saint-Cloud and Sèvres 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bridge-of-saint-cloud-and-sevres-r1146335, accessed 07 December 2021.