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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Grande Galerie, Palais du Louvre c.1826-32

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Grande Galerie, Palais du Louvre c.1826–32
D24924
Turner Bequest CCLX 88
Gouache and pencil on blue paper, 123 x 185 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘88’ bottom right
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 88’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of three pencil sketches on blue paper that Turner made of the picture-lined Grand Galerie of the Louvre; see also Tate D24926 and D24961 (Turner Bequest CCLX 90, 125).1 It is not known which of the tours of Northern France he undertook in the later 1820s and early 1830s they depict, although the commencement of the blue paper drawings of this kind is particularly associated with the journey of 1826.2
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.216 no.29.
2
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘O 235’ in the bottom left-hand corner.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Grande Galerie, Palais du Louvre c.1826–32 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-grande-galerie-palais-du-louvre-r1185582, accessed 30 November 2020.