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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Riverside Terrain with Buildings, Northern France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 157 Recto:
Riverside Terrain with Buildings, Northern France 1832
D24475
Turner Bequest CCLVII 157
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘157’ top left and ‘2’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 157’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a view of a riverside landscape punctuated by buildings. A sketch of a cloud with sunrays or falling rain is included in the top left-hand quadrant of the page. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris in the Île-de-France with the sketchbook and also up the Marne River to the east of the city so these drawings were probably made in one of those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Riverside Terrain with Buildings, Northern France 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-riverside-terrain-with-buildings-northern-france-r1175503, accessed 23 May 2022.