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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Château de Versailles, Île-de-France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
?Château de Versailles, Île-de-France 1832
D24199
Turner Bequest CCLVII 17
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘17’ top left and ‘2’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 17’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled most of this page with a long perspective view of palace gates and architecture bordered by a terraced street at the right-hand side of the scene. Although the location of these scenes has not been identified, this part of the volume is dominated by drawings of the gardens and palace at Versailles, located some twelve miles south-west of central Paris. A list of these studies is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Château de Versailles, 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-chateau-de-versailles-le-de-france-r1175227, accessed 25 February 2021.