Joseph Mallord William Turner

Turner’s Cabriolet outside the Post House, Voreppe; the Grand Aiguille beyond

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 219 x 253 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04515
Turner Bequest LXXIV 22

Catalogue entry

Turner’s label for this drawing is inscribed ‘Entrance to the Petit Chartreuse with Voreppe Post House’. The cabriolet in which he travelled in 1802 (see also in D40208 from this sketchbook) is parked outside the posting inn on the left, on the side of the road. David Hill suggests that its presence indicates an overnight stop en route from Lyons. The Grande Aiguille rises in the background. For another view from the same road, seemingly also at Voreppe, from this series see D04517; Turner Bequest LXXIV 24.
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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