Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Château de Versailles, 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
D24199
Turner Bequest CCLVII 17

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled most of this page with a long perspective view of palace gates and architecture bordered by a terraced street at the right-hand side of the scene. Although the location of these scenes has not been identified, this part of the volume is dominated by drawings of the gardens and palace at Versailles, located some twelve miles south-west of central Paris. A list of these studies is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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