Joseph Mallord William Turner

Grenoble from the River Isère, with the Porte de France

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 215 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04507
Turner Bequest LXXIV 14 a

Display caption

Turner visited Grenoble in 1802 on his first continental tour, and made a series of drawings of the city and its surrounding mountains. Those in the so-called 'Grenoble' sketchbook are in monochrome media on toned paper. Here Turner has captured the vivid effect of sunlight on the walls of the fortress beside the Drac, and observed the bustling life of the river.

Gallery label, September 2004

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