Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mountains near Les Échelles, Savoy

1820

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16700
Turner Bequest CXCII 30 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription suggests that this rough sketch depicts mountains near the village of Les Échelles in Savoy. Similar drawings can be found on folios 31–32 and 33 (D16699–D16701 and D16702; Turner Bequest CXCII 30–31 and 32), while for further views relating to Les Échelles see the Paris, France, Savoy 2 sketchbook (for example Tate D14106; Turner Bequest CLXXIII 70).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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