Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Palais des Tuileries, Paris

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
D24170
Turner Bequest CCLVII 2

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner drew a grand house from a formal garden with urns and statuary on this page. The building’s dormer windows and pilasters are typical of the palace Baroque architecture of Paris and the Île-de-France which were the subject of extensive study in this volume. Though cursorily drawn, the ornamentation recorded here resembles most closely that of the lost Palais des Tuileries near the Louvre on the banks of the Seine. Another aspect of this building was sketched on folio 57 verso (D24278; Turner Bequest CCLVII 57a).

John Chu
January 2015

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