Joseph Mallord William Turner

Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

1832

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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
D24181
Turner Bequest CCLVII 8

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a study of the garden façade of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. Particular attention has been paid to the way in which the formal elements of the garden – fountain, statuary, planting – frame the building in the landscape. Despite the apparent interest which Turner has shown in this subject, the volume contains no further sketches locatable to this site.

John Chu
January 2015

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