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

Joseph Mallord William Turner View on the River Saône with a ?Distant View of Anse 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
View on the River Saône with a ?Distant View of Anse 1819
D14038
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 31’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts a view on the River Saône which formed part of Turner’s route between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon. The precise location is currently unidentified although the distinctive two-towered building on the right may be the thirteenth-century Château des Tours at Anse.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View on the River Saône with a ?Distant View of Anse 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-on-the-river-saone-with-a-distant-view-of-anse-r1142898, accessed 01 September 2014.