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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.