Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Fourvoirie, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 442 x 594 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04892
Turner Bequest LXXIX R

Catalogue entry

This sketch was made on one of the large loose sheets of French paper that Turner took with him to France and Switzerland in 1802. The stream, bridge and village might be compared to subjects in the Chartreuse from the Grenoble sketchbook, for example Tate D04516, D04521; Turner Bequest LXXIV 23, LXXIV Q, probably depicting Fourvoirie in the Gorges du Guiers Mort.
Technical notes:
For the French paper see D04885.
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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