Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chambéry, the Château and Chapel from the East

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29361
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 81 a

Catalogue entry

The Château and old town of Chambéry are seen here from the east, from the road to Les Charmettes, near the foot of the road which overlooks the Carré Curial, lower right. This is the most detailed treatment of the château in a series of sketches from similar viewpoints to the south-east, occurring in this sketchbook. A watercolour of Chambéry (on the London art market in 1996)1 shows the same view but not exactly as rendered in any of the sketches.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Christie’s sale, London 2 April 1996, lot 63, reproduced in colour.

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