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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Les Invalides, Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
?Les Invalides, Paris 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘14’ bottom right and ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 14’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a loose vignette of an urban scene with a domed edifice into the centre of this page. Although this drawing is too cursory to identify a definite location, the sketches in this volume feature several views of the domed military complex of Les Invalides on Paris’s left bank. Turner made several sketches of the building in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Les Invalides, Paris 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-les-invalides-paris-r1175221, accessed 02 December 2021.