Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Les Invalides, 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
D23325
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 41

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top right-hand corner of this page with a cursory study of a city roofline. As Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested, one of the domes may belong to Les Invalides at Paris.1

John Chu
May 2015

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

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