Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rambouillet, Île-de-France

1832

In Tate Britain

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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
D24183
Turner Bequest CCLVII 9

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of generously spaced urban architecture and tree-lined road. A similar scene runs up the right-hand edge of the page. A note on the bottom edge of the page locates the scene at the settlement of Rambouillet, located some thirty miles south-west of Paris. Turner made several sketches of Rambouillet’s local chateau in the present volume; a list of these is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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