Joseph Mallord William Turner

Paris from Montmartre

1821

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18577
Turner Bequest CCXI 33 a

Catalogue entry

This double-page sketch, continued on folio 34 (Tate 18578; CCXI 34), depicts Paris from Montmartre.1 At the centre of the page is Les Invalides. See folio 32 verso (Tate D18575; Turner Bequest CCXI 32a) for further sketches of Paris. Turner also made a sketch at Montmartre on folio 39 (Tate D18585; Turner Bequest CCXI 39), and there is a view of the cemetery in the Dieppe, Rouen and Paris sketchbook: Tate D24553 (Turner Bequest CCLVIII 28).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Warrell 1999, pp.24 fig.10, 265 no.5 as ‘Paris from Montmartre’.

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