J. M. W. Turner - The Disembarkation of Louis-Philippe at the
Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, 8 October 1844

The Disembarkation of Louis-Philippe at the Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, 8 October 1844
The Disembarkation of Louis-Philippe at the Royal Clarence Yard,
Gosport, 8 October 1844
1844-1845 90x121cm oil/canvas
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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From Tate Gallery:
Turner visited Portsmouth to record the arrival of the French king, who was on a State Visit. He made numerous sketches of the event and also painted two unfinished oils: one showing the king’s arrival, the other his disembarkation. Both are principally concerned with the atmosphere of the occasion, concentrating on the crowd of onlookers. Turner had met Louis-Philippe when the king was living in exile at Twickenham in the 1810s. Contact between them was renewed in the mid-1830s and he was invited to dine with him at his château at Eu in 1845.