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 167 Verso:
Buildings and Trees, ?Île-de-France 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 167a
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘E[...] n[...]y’ top centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a drawings of landscapes with buildings, foliage, and distant of a hilly landscape. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a 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. For comparison, a list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

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-r1175523, accessed 25 October 2021.