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

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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 178 v
Pencil on blue paper, 140 x 190 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘235 | o’ top left, inverted
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The date and occasion of this pencil sketch of a riverbank scene with 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 D20484 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 177 v).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 D20484 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 177 v) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
See entry for Tate D20485 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 178).

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-r1185483, accessed 28 November 2021.