Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Malmaison, 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
D24465
Turner Bequest CCLVII 152

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of a wooded valley with a river threading through it. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a location definitively, although this volume contains numerous such landscapes taken in the countryside surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city. Art historian Ian Warrell has pointed out that these scenes bear a likeness to Turner’s sketches of the chateau of Malmaison in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.1

John Chu
January 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.221.

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