Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mâcon from the River Saône to the North

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14029
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 26

Catalogue entry

Turner appears to have navigated part of the River Saône in Burgundy by boat and made a number of topographical drawings from the waters between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon. He has used this page, and the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 25 verso (D14027), to make a panoramic sketch of the city of Mâcon, approximately forty-five miles north of Lyon. Visible on this side of the composition is the early nineteenth-century Cathedral of St Vincent (not to be confused with the old Church of St Vincent near the bridge of Saint Laurent), and the dome of an eighteenth-century hospital named the Hôtel Dieu. For further studies of Mâcon see folio 27 (D14030).
Verso:
Blank

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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