Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Garden, Île-de-France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24291
Turner Bequest CCLVII 64

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with drawings of indeterminate bridges and architectural structures in a landscape. The temple-like building on the right-hand side of the page and the steepness of the bridge depicted towards the top left-hand corner suggest ornamental garden structures. Turner sketched many palace gardens around the Île-de-France in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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