Joseph Mallord William Turner

Grand Buildings and 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
D24191
Turner Bequest CCLVII 13

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of a wooded landscape with grand buildings in the middle distance. Although this drawing is too cursory to identify a definite location, the sketches in this volume feature views of several palaces and gardens in the Île-de-France region around Paris. A list of these studies is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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