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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Paris from Saint-Cloud 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Paris from Saint-Cloud 1821
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 4a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 123 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ian Warrell has identified this sketch as a view of Paris from Saint-Cloud.1 Tiny marks on the horizon represent the buildings of Paris while a turn of the Seine can be seen behind rocks in the foreground. There are further sketches of this view on folio 3 verso and 28 verso (Tate D24505, D24554; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a, 28a). For a list of all Turner’s sketches of Paris in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

Ian Warrell, Turner catalogue files, Tate, CCLVIII 4a.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Paris from Saint-Cloud 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-paris-from-saint-cloud-r1146294, accessed 05 December 2021.