Turner's painting of daily life on the banks of the River Seine in Paris. It depicts the grassy banks, picnic blankets, horse drawn carriages and figures.
Joseph Mallord William Turner
View on the Seine Between Mantes and Vernon (Rolleboise on the Road from Bonnieres)
14.3 x 19.4 cm
Watercolour on paper
Date of work
Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London; he remained a Londoner and kept a Cockney accent all his life despite dominating British landscape painting throughout the first half of the 19th century. He established a reputation in the Royal Academy, first as a topographical watercolourist and then within a few years as a painter of sublime and historical landscapes. From the mid-1790s he settled on the routine he maintained for much of his life: touring in summer and working in the studio in the winter months. He opened his own gallery and had many patrons and admirers as well as detractors. After his death a large body of his works in oil and watercolour was given to the British nation, with many on show at Tate Britain.