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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lanterne, Saint-Cloud 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Verso:
The Lanterne, Saint-Cloud 1821
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 26a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 123 mm
Inscribed in brown ink ‘[?]113’ top right inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A quick sketch of the Lanterne de Démosthène; Turner may have referred to this sketch when he painted his gouache and watercolour of The Lanterne at St-Cloud (Tate T05619) for Turner’s Annual Tour, 1835 (Tate D24697; Turner Bequest CCLIX 132); although his design was principally based on a sketch made on another visit to Saint-Cloud in 1832 (Tate D23908; Turner Bequest CCLIV 14a).1
For further sketches of Saint-Cloud in this sketchbook, see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a).
Warrell 1999, p.277 under no.143.
Technical notes:
The page has numerous areas of foxing, especially across the left-hand side.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘The Lanterne, Saint-Cloud 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-the-lanterne-saint-cloud-r1146337, accessed 17 May 2022.