Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 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
D24489
Turner Bequest CCLVII 164 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page a views of the palace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and its surroundings, situated some twelve miles west of central Paris. This location is given away especially by the drawings of the settlement’s wooden bridge on the left-hand side of the page. This site features on multiple pages of this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. An engraving of the palace subsequently featured in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate T04714.

John Chu
January 2015

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