Do you own documentary watercolours from before 1900? Share them here.

© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)
© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

A Steamer and Shallow Waters in the Seine, Normandy

ca. 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner

From the collection

Title

A Steamer and Shallow Waters in the Seine, Normandy

Date

ca. 1832

Description

Turner visited the Seine in 1832 as part of his preparation for his print series, The Rivers of France, published in 1833–5. Many of his sketches include steamboats. The prints emphasise the historic and scenic associations of the Seine, as we might expect of a publication intended to make possible a kind of ‘armchair tourism’. But the presence of steamboats are a frequent reminder of modernity.
Gallery label, August 2004

Medium: Gouache and watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856'

For full details please visit the collection website.

Disclaimer

TWW try to keep the information on this page up to date. However, for the most accurate information you should always consult the owning collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

River Siene, Normandy, France

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Medium

Credits

Spotted an error? Let us know: enq[email protected]colourworld.org

Leave a comment

Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.