Joseph Mallord William Turner

Paris: ‘Buttes de Chaumont’

1821

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24551
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 27

Catalogue entry

Turner has inscribed one or both of these sketches ‘Buttes de Chaumont’, a former gypsum and limestone quarry (now a park) in the north-east of Paris from which the artist presumably made the sketch of the city at the top of the page. The view beneath depicts a hill with several windmills. Folio 28 verso (Tate D24554; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 28a) carries the inscription ‘Moulin Chermont’ (Chaumont windmill) next to several views of Paris.
For further sketches of Paris in this sketchbook, see folio 3 verso (Tate D24505; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 3a).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

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