Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wooded Hills, ?Île-de-France

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
D24449
Turner Bequest CCLVII 144

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with views of wooded hillsides punctuated by buildings. Although the scenery is too generic to identify the location definitively, this volume contains multiple views of the countryside in the Île-de-France region around Paris as outlined in the sketchbook Introduction. A.J. Finberg suggested that the view represents the landscape around Saint-Cloud, to the west of Paris.1 For comparison, a list of Turner’s sketches of this area is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.784.

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