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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin View on the Rhine, looking North from the Junction with the Salense, at the Foot of the Pissevache Fall c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
View on the Rhine, looking North from the Junction with the Salense, at the Foot of the Pissevache Fall c.1797
D36537
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 16
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 305 x 487 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 16’ 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 ‘near the Cascade call’d Pise Vache | near Martigny.’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View on the Rhine, looking North from the Junction with the Salense, at the Foot of the Pissevache Fall 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-view-on-the-rhine-looking-north-from-the-r1141270, accessed 30 March 2015.