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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Île-de-France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 91 Verso:
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Île-de-France 1832
Turner Bequest CCLIV 91a
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Mauré mon’ top centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with depictions of hilly riverside terrain. A note beneath the landscape along the top of this page identifies the settlement as Saint-Maur-des-Fossés on the banks of the Marne. Art historian Ian Warrell has identified this as one of the empty pages remaining towards the end of the 1832 Seine tour which Turner subsequently used for sketches taken along the Marne as it flows towards Paris. The town recurs on folio 63 verso (D24006; Turner Bequest CCLIV 63a).1

John Chu
July 2014

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.49, 256 note 195

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Île-de-France 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, 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-saint-maur-des-fosses-le-de-france-r1173467, accessed 01 March 2021.