Joseph Mallord William Turner

Near Grenoble

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 218 x 284 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40204
Turner Bequest LXXIV H

Catalogue entry

Perhaps a scene near Grenoble, beside a river, this subject has not yet been identified among those numbered by Finberg. The activity in the foreground, including a boat being drawn up onto the shore and three figures resting, are notable elements in this drawing. As in others from the Grenoble series, the trio might represent Turner, his travelling companion Newbey Lowson, and their guide.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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