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
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

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.