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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Pont Saint Laurent, Chalon-sur-Saône 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
?Pont Saint Laurent, Chalon-sur-Saône 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 16’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts a bridge with an arched gateway at one end. The subject is tentatively identified as the Pont Saint Laurent in Chalon-sur-Saône, a crossing which connects the western mainland to an island in the centre of the river known as the Île St Laurent.1 For further views of the bridge see folio 18 (D14019).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

Destroyed during the Second World War, the bridge had to be entirely rebuilt in the post-war period.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Pont Saint Laurent, Chalon-sur-Saône 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-pont-saint-laurent-chalon-sur-saone-r1142876, accessed 29 May 2024.