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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Saint-Cloud, Île de France c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Saint-Cloud, Île de France c.1826
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 177
Chalk and pencil on blue paper, 140 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘177’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 177’ 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 the riverbank at Saint-Cloud are not known. However, Turner specialist Ian Warrell has speculated that it may record an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour.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 D20485 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 178) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
See entry for Tate D20484 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 177 v).

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Saint-Cloud, 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-saint-cloud-le-de-france-r1185480, accessed 17 October 2021.