Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Isère Valley

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 212 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04569
Turner Bequest LXXIV 76

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this as one of 22 leaves from this sketchbook found ‘in a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “M. 16. Leaves of S. 229. Laid down.” They have been mounted on cartridge by Mr. Ruskin.’ Evidently, Ruskin isolated most of these drawings because they were pencil outlines, without the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook. However, this drawing is touched with white. The identification of the subject as the Isère Valley is tentative.
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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