Joseph Mallord William Turner

Grand Buildings and Trees, ?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
D24192
Turner Bequest CCLVII 13 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of a wooded landscape with grand buildings in the middle distance. Although this drawing is too cursory to identify a definite location, the sketches in this volume feature views of several palaces and gardens in the Île-de-France region around Paris. A list of these studies is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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