Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Mountain Stream: ?Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 552 x 721 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04883
Turner Bequest LXXIX I

Catalogue entry

This outline sketch was drawn on one of the large loose sheets of grey-washed English paper that Turner took with him to France and Switzerland in 1802. This narrow mountain stream, its bed strewn with boulders and its banks overhung with trees, is probably the Gorges du Guiers Mort in the Chartreuse.
Technical notes:
For the paper and preparation see D04875.
Verso:
Blank, laid down

David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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