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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Pont des Invalides, Paris 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
Pont des Invalides, Paris 1826
D23319
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 38
Pencil on white laid paper, 103 x 153 mm
Partial watermark of bunch of grapes
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘38’ top left, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXLIX 38’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a Parisian view the suspension bridge which traversed the Seine close to Les Invalides, the dome of which can be seen to the right of the scene. 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.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Pont des Invalides, 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-pont-des-invalides-paris-r1185159, accessed 25 September 2021.