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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Palais des Tuileries and Palais du Louvre, Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 163 Recto:
Palais des Tuileries and Palais du Louvre, Paris 1832
D24487
Turner Bequest CCLVII 163
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘14 3 3’ left centre, ‘6 2 [...]’ centre, ‘P. 12[...] 7 | R[...] B[...] B [...]’ bottom centre, ‘3 10 5 6 | 2N [...]d 5[...]’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘165’ top left and ‘2’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 163’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of the architectural ornamentation of the Tuileries and Louvre palace complex on Paris’s right bank. One the corner pavilions of the Palais de Tuileries is worked into the top of the page overlapped by the alternating pedimented and segmental window architraves of the Louvre’s Grande Galerie just below.
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John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Palais des Tuileries and Palais du Louvre, 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-palais-des-tuileries-and-palais-du-louvre-paris-r1175515, accessed 16 October 2021.