Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings and Trees, ?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
D24437
Turner Bequest CCLVII 138

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of large buildings with nearby trees, perhaps at a riverside locale. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a definitive location, although this volume contains numerous such landscapes taken in the countryside surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city.

John Chu
January 2015

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