Joseph Mallord William Turner

Île de France near Paris

1826

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 103 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23326
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 41 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of hilly terrain with buildings. Tate curator Ian Warrell has located these scenes to the western environs of Paris.1 A cloud study with colour noted has also been included in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 237.

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