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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin At Fort de l'Ecluse in Savoy c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
At Fort de l’Ecluse in Savoy c.1797
D36550
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 29
Pencil and grey and blue-grey wash on white wove paper, 373 x 575 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN 1797’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 29’ 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.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Fort l’Ecluse – | between Lyons & Geneva’; stamped in grey ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘At Fort de l’Ecluse in Savoy 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-at-fort-de-lecluse-in-savoy-r1141275, accessed 21 December 2014.