Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Mountains near Les Échelles, Savoy

1820

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16701
Turner Bequest CXCII 31

Catalogue entry

This very rough sketch of a mountainous landscape is tentatively identified as a view of the Chartreuse 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) and the current identification is proposed on the basis of inscriptions on folios 31 verso and 33 (D16700 and D16702; Turner Bequest CXCII 30a and 32).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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