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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rouen, from the South Bank of the River Seine 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Rouen, from the South Bank of the River Seine 1821
D24512
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 123 mm
Inscribed in red in by John Ruskin ‘7’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLVIII – 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 6 verso (Tate D24511; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 6a), at the left of the page is a view of Rouen made from the south bank of the Seine. The spire at the centre of the page is probably that of St Ouen. At the right of the page, drawn with the sketchbook turned to the left, is a sketch of the Château de Dieppe as seen from below to the south (see folio 4: Tate D24506; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 4).
For a list of Turner’s sketches of Rouen in this book, see folio 1 (Tate D24500; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 1).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Rouen, from the South Bank of the River Seine 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rouen-from-the-south-bank-of-the-river-seine-r1146299, accessed 24 August 2019.