Joseph Mallord William Turner

Avenue of Trees, ?Île-de-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
D24182
Turner Bequest CCLVII 8 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a study of an avenue of trees with strait paths and an open stretch of flat ground. Such features are common to the formal gardens of Paris and the Île-de-France which were the subject of extensive study in this volume. For comparisons, see the sketchbook Introduction for lists of these drawings. A further cursory study of irregular buildings has been included along the bottom edge of the page.

John Chu
January 2015

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