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
D24492
Turner Bequest CCLVII 166

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with wide landscape views of a river valley viewed from a high vantage. Art historian Ian Warrell has suggested that these drawings were taken at Saint-Germain-en-Laye to the north-west of central Paris.1

John Chu
January 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.267 under no.38.

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