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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of the Aqueduct at Arcueil 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Two Sketches of the Aqueduct at Arcueil 1821
D24523
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 12a
Pencil on white wove paper, 123 x 118 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Roman aqueduct at the commune of Arcueil just to the south of Paris is seen in these two sketches from street level.1 The bottom sketch depicts a house built beneath one of the arches. There are more distant sketches of the aqueduct on folios 12 and 13 verso (Tate D24522, D24525; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 12, 13a); see also the inside back cover (Tate D41261).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Identified in Warrell 1999, pp.23, 252 note 38.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Two Sketches of the Aqueduct at Arcueil 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-two-sketches-of-the-aqueduct-at-arcueil-r1146310, accessed 06 December 2021.