Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ravine: ?Gorge of the River Reuss or in the St Gotthard Pass

1802

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Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04643
Turner Bequest LXXV 51

Catalogue entry

This close-up sketch of rocks descending to a gorge or river seems similar to the coloured study from this sketchbook, D04627; Turner Bequest LXXV 35. The location is perhaps by the River Reuss. For Turner’s visit to the St Gotthard Pass and Reuss gorge in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook and notes to D04628; Turner Bequest LXXV 36.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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