Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Château de Saint-Cloud, 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
D24432
Turner Bequest CCLVII 135

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with drawings of monumental buildings ranged along the brow of a hill. The recurrence of sketches on adjacent pages of the hilltop Château de Saint-Cloud suggest that these views were taken at the same location. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.
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John Chu
January 2015

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