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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 62 Verso:
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris 1832
D24288
Turner Bequest CCLVII 62a
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of the western towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral as seen from the River Seine, or perhaps from the quays of the left bank. Turner made several sketches of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolours of the city’s quaysides which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24683–D24685 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 118–20). These culminated in several engravings in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T05621–T05623.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cathedral-of-notre-dame-paris-r1175316, accessed 26 January 2021.