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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner River Bank, Île de France c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
River Bank, Île de France c.1826
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 180
Pencil on blue paper, 140 x 191 mm
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV – 180’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The date and occasion of this rapid pencil study of buildings set amidst steep hills are not known. However, the sheet is attached to a sketch depicting the River Seine at Saint-Cloud, which Turner specialist Ian Warrell has suggested records an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour; see entry for Tate D20487 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 179).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of this site.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is attached to D20487 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 179) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
See entry for Tate D20488 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 179 v).

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘River Bank, Île de France c.1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, 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-river-bank-le-de-france-r1185486, accessed 02 December 2021.