Joseph Mallord William Turner

Les Invalides; Montmatre, Paris

1826

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 103 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23324
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 40 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner found high ground to the west of Paris and filled this page with views of the Seine as it flows out of the city. On the right-hand edge of the page is featured the dome of Les Invalides. As Tate curator Ian Warrell has observed, windmills can be glimpsed spinning atop Montmartre in the upper left-hand quadrant of the page.1

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 237.

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