Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hilly Landscape, ?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
D24394
Turner Bequest CCLVII 115 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the central strip of this page with a sketch of a hilly landscape punctuated by distant buildings. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a 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. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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