Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Les Invalides, Paris

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
D24193
Turner Bequest CCLVII 14

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a loose vignette of an urban scene with a domed edifice into the centre of this page. Although this drawing is too cursory to identify a definite location, the sketches in this volume feature several views of the domed military complex of Les Invalides on Paris’s left bank. Turner made several sketches of the building in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

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