Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A Garden, Île-de-France 1832

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?A Garden, Île-de-France
From Paris and Environs Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLVII
Date 1832
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 175 x 127 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLVII 64
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Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with drawings of indeterminate bridges and architectural structures in a landscape. The temple-like building on the right-hand side of the page and the steepness of the bridge depicted towards the top left-hand corner suggest ornamental garden structures. Turner sketched many palace gardens around the Île-de-France in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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