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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Seine at St-Cloud with the Pont de Sèvres in the Distance 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
The River Seine at St-Cloud with the Pont de Sèvres in the Distance 1819
D14006
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?river] Bank’ and ‘Road’ within sketch bottom centre left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a short detour from Paris, following the River Seine south-west to St-Cloud. This sketch depicts a view of the river at St-Cloud with the wooded river bank and road on the right, and the distant Pont de Sèvres visible upstream (north) on the left. The hill to the right slopes upwards towards the Château de St-Cloud, the main focus of the expedition. The composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 8 verso (D14005). A similar view can be seen on folio 10 (D14008) whilst for further sketches of St-Cloud see folios 6 and 12 (D14001 and D14011).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The River Seine at St-Cloud with the Pont de Sèvres in the Distance 1819 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 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-river-seine-at-st-cloud-with-the-pont-de-sevres-in-the-r1142866, accessed 29 May 2024.