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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings and Trees, ?Île-de-France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 138 Recto:
Buildings and Trees, ?Île-de-France 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 138
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘158’ top left and ‘2’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 158’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of large buildings with nearby trees, perhaps at a riverside locale. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a definitive location, although this volume contains numerous such landscapes taken in the countryside surrounding Paris and around the River Marne to the east of the city.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Buildings and Trees, ?Île-de-France 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-buildings-and-trees-le-de-france-r1175465, accessed 16 January 2021.