Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterside Terrain and Buildings on a Hillside, Northern 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
D24240
Turner Bequest CCLVII 38

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with two landscape views punctuated by buildings. The top sketch depicts a river or lake lined on one side by hills and buildings while the lower sketch records a substantial settlement before high ground. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris in the Île-de-France with the sketchbook and also up the Marne River to the east of the city so these drawings were probably made in one of those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

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