J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Auditorium of the Paris Opéra 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Auditorium of the Paris Opéra 1832
D24178
Turner Bequest CCLVII 6a
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sweeping lines in the bottom half of this page are a continuation of the sketch of the interior of the Paris Opera on folio 7 recto opposite (D24179; Turner Bequest CCLVII 7). They represent the contours of the dome suspended above the main auditorium. See the entry on D24179 for more details.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Auditorium of the Paris Opéra 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-auditorium-of-the-paris-opera-r1175206, accessed 24 November 2020.