Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Drance, Looking towards Martigny

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 211 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04579
Turner Bequest LXXIV 86

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this leaf as ‘part of a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “R. 277. Grenoble series. Inferior drawings.”’ The drawings in this group are pencil outlines, lacking the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook. For Martigny subjects from the sketchbook see notes to D04494; Turner Beq uest LXXIV 2. This quick sketch is taken beside the River Drance, looking towards the town; the Castle of La Bâtiaz can be seen in the distance.
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David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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