Joseph Mallord William Turner

Palais des Tuileries and Palais du Louvre, 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 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24487
Turner Bequest CCLVII 163

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of the architectural ornamentation of the Tuileries and Louvre palace complex on Paris’s right bank. One the corner pavilions of the Palais de Tuileries is worked into the top of the page overlapped by the alternating pedimented and segmental window architraves of the Louvre’s Grande Galerie just below.
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John Chu
January 2015

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