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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Louvre and Pont du Carrousel, Paris 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
Louvre and Pont du Carrousel, Paris 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 36
Pencil on white laid paper, 103 x 153 mm
Partial watermark of bunch of grapes
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘36’ bottom right, descending vertically, ‘266’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLIX 36’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a Parisian view of the Seine as it flows past the Palais du Louvre and under the Pont du Carrousel. There are numerous pages featuring the riverside of Paris in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Turner made numerous studies of the city’s quaysides over the course of his career, culminating in several illustrations of the subject for 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.
Blank. Inscribed in pencil ‘CCXLIX’ bottom right, descending vertically.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Louvre and Pont du Carrousel, Paris 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-louvre-and-pont-du-carrousel-paris-r1185156, accessed 24 May 2022.