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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Banks of the River Seine Looking Towards Paris from near Passy 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
The Banks of the River Seine Looking Towards Paris from near Passy 1821
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Turner Bequest CCLVIII 15a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 123 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn from the banks of the Seine near Passy, this view east along the river looks towards Paris with the Pont de la Concorde, the Assemblée Nationale, the Tuileries Palace and the Louvre beyond.1 Turner’s interest in this sketch, however, is as much in the trees on the riverbank which he has shaded with dark pencil.

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

1
Ian Warrell, Turner Catalogue Files, Tate, CCLVIII 15a.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘The Banks of the River Seine Looking Towards Paris from near Passy 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-the-banks-of-the-river-seine-looking-towards-paris-from-near-r1146316, accessed 05 December 2021.