Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

The Valley of the Rhône, with a View of Sion from the East

c.1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 298 x 481 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36548
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 27

Catalogue entry

Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a sketch or watercolour, perhaps by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘On the Rhone above Sion | Pays de Valais–’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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