Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Château de Versailles, Île-de-France

1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24200
Turner Bequest CCLVII 17 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a sketch of figures on a small vessel onto the lower half of this page as well as the statuary and foliage of a formal garden. Although the drawing is too cursory to identify a definitive location for the scene, this part of the volume is dominated by drawings of the gardens and palace at Versailles, located some twelve miles south-west of central Paris. A list of these studies is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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