Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: The Porte de Mars, Reims; Mountains ?on the Col du Bonhomme; and Church and Mountains at Contamines above St Gervais on the Route to the Col du Bonhomme

1836

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29164
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 68

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn with the page held in the upright position working down the page from the outer edge:
i. (top) The Porte de Mars at Reims; the same site is drawn in greater detail from a viewpoint further right on the verso (D29165; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 68a).
ii. A very scrappy sketch of mountains, probably on the Col du Bonhomme route.
iii. The church at ‘Contamines’, looking up the valley towards Mont Joli and the Col du Bonhomme.

David Hill
June 2010

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