Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rambouillet, 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
D24227
Turner Bequest CCLVII 31 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a study of the chateau and town of Rambouillet, located some thirty miles south-west of Paris. Glimpsed at the centre of the page between the trunks of trees, the house is identifiable by the conical roofs of its corner towers. Turner made several sketches of this site in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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