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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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 184
Chalk and pencil on blue paper, 140 x 192 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘235 | o’ top left, inverted
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV – 184’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The date and occasion of this pencil study of the riverside at Saint-Cloud with details picked out in chalk 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 D20492 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 183) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
The bottom right-hand corner of the sheet is inscribed in red with the note ‘184’.

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-r1185490, accessed 28 November 2021.