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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Panthéon, Paris 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Panthéon, Paris 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 10
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘6’ bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘10’ bottom right and ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 10’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled most of this page with a sketch of the western façade of Panthéon building in Paris. The sketch of the dome and cupola along with some of the building’s inscriptions continues over onto the bottom edge of folio 9 verso opposite (D24184; Turner Bequest CCLVII 9a). Several pages of the volume feature studies of this monument to France’s glorious dead, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Panthéon, 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-pantheon-paris-r1175213, accessed 28 September 2021.