Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Pic de l’Oeillette, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse; Pilgrims Praying at a Wayside Shrine

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 284 x 211 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04527
Turner Bequest LXXIV 34

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s visit to the Chartreuse in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook.
Turner shows the limestone needle, the Pic de l’Oeillette, and one of the two gates guarding the road towards the monastery of the Grande Chartreuse. Pilgrims are praying at a shrine by the roadside. For a larger coloured drawing of the Pic, made on a separate sheet, see Tate D04882; Turner Bequest LXXIX H.
Verso:
See D40064

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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