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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 164 Recto:
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 164
Pencil on white laid paper, 175 x 127 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘164’ top left, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 164’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top strip of this page a view of the palace gardens of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, situated some twelve miles west of central Paris. This location is given away by the sloping terraces at the centre of the scene. This site features on multiple pages of this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. An engraving of the palace subsequently featured in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate T04714.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France 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-saint-germain-en-laye-le-de-france-r1175516, accessed 09 December 2021.