Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Manor House, Northern France

1832

In Tate Britain

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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
D24384
Turner Bequest CCLVII 110 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of a substantial house typical of the architecture of northern France. Attention has been paid to the arrangement of windows on the façade and tall fence posts around the forecourt. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris in the Île-de-France with this sketchbook and also up the River Marne to the east of the city, so this scene was probably captured in one of those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

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