Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinThe Valley of the Rhône, with a View of Sion from the East c.1797

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Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
The Valley of the Rhône, with a View of Sion from the East
Date c.1797
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 298 x 481 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36548
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 27
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
The Valley of the Rhône, with a View of Sion from the East c.1797
D36548
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 27
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 298 x 481 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 27’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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