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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Île de France near Paris 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Verso:
Île de France near Paris 1826
Turner Bequest CCXLIX 41a
Pencil on white laid paper, 103 x 153 mm
Inscribed ‘Mt Calv[...], ‘W[...]g & Cloud’ towards top right, ‘[...] of | Grey Red | Blue’ bottom left, descending vertically, ‘Cou[...] st[...]’ bottom centre, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of hilly terrain with buildings. Tate curator Ian Warrell has located these scenes to the western environs of Paris.1 A cloud study with colour noted has also been included in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

John Chu
May 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 237.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Île de France near Paris 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, 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-le-de-france-near-paris-r1185166, accessed 25 September 2020.