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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Palais des Tuileries, Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
?Palais des Tuileries, Paris 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 2
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘2’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner drew a grand house from a formal garden with urns and statuary on this page. The building’s dormer windows and pilasters are typical of the palace Baroque architecture of Paris and the Île-de-France which were the subject of extensive study in this volume. Though cursorily drawn, the ornamentation recorded here resembles most closely that of the lost Palais des Tuileries near the Louvre on the banks of the Seine. Another aspect of this building was sketched on folio 57 verso (D24278; Turner Bequest CCLVII 57a).

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Palais des Tuileries, 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-paris-r1175198, accessed 17 February 2020.