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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner River Seine near Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 124 Verso:
River Seine near Paris 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 124a
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with drawings of the riverside of Paris with the city’s largest buildings seen in the distance. The sketches on the bottom half of the page are inverted in relation to those on the top. A large dome, belonging to Les Invalides or the Panthéon, is featured at the centre of the page’s top edge and in the bottom right-hand corner. Turner made several sketches of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘River Seine near Paris 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-river-seine-near-paris-r1175440, accessed 25 October 2021.