J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin A Footbridge between Rocks, over a River in the Valley of Chamonix c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
A Footbridge between Rocks, over a River in the Valley of Chamonix c.1797
D36545
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 24
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 298 x 478 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 24’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a sketch or watercolour, perhaps by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Bridge | near Chamouni’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Footbridge between Rocks, over a River in the Valley of Chamonix c.1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-a-footbridge-between-rocks-over-a-river-in-the-r1141272, accessed 20 October 2014.