Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Gardens of 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
D24231
Turner Bequest CCLVII 33 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of wooded scene with a small architectural structure on the left-hand side of the page. The drawing is too cursory to identify a definitive location for this study although this part of the volume is much taken up with views of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, located some twelve miles south-west of central Paris. A list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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