Joseph Mallord William Turner

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
D24436
Turner Bequest CCLVII 137 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top left-hand quadrant of this page with wide looping strokes of his pencil and rough shading suggestive of foliage. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a location for this view, although this volume contains numerous landscapes taken in the countryside surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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