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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Riverside Buildings, ?Île de France c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Riverside Buildings, ?Île de France c.1826
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 175
Pencil on blue paper, 140 x 191 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘M[...] M[...]’ bottom right
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV – 175’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The date and occasion of this slight pencil sketch of riverbank buildings are not known. However, it is attached to another 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 D20482; Turner Bequest CCXXIV 176).1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is attached to D20482 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 174) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
The sheet is inscribed by John Ruskin with the red ink note ‘175’ in the bottom right-hand corner.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Riverside Buildings, ?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-riverside-buildings-le-de-france-r1185478, accessed 28 November 2021.