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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Buildings at St-Cloud; and Part of a View of the Pont de Sèvres 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
?Buildings at St-Cloud; and Part of a View of the Pont de Sèvres 1819
D14005
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 8 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Girl with [?Goats]’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a short detour from Paris, following the River Seine south-west to St-Cloud. This page contains two sketches related to that expedition. The main drawing appears to show buildings lining the banks of the river at St-Cloud. The view looks north (down-river) with the Seine on the right-hand side and Turner is probably standing near the Pont de St-Cloud, a stone bridge which can be seen in folio 8 (D14004).
Also inverted on the sheet is part of a view of the nearby Pont de Sèvres which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 9 (D14006). For further sketches of St-Cloud see folios 6 and 12 (D14001 and D14011).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Buildings at St-Cloud; and Part of a View of the Pont de Sèvres 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-at-st-cloud-and-part-of-a-view-of-the-pont-de-r1142865, accessed 22 May 2024.