In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04609
Turner Bequest LXXV 17

Catalogue entry

Turner’s sketch shows Chamonix in its historic state, as little more than a village with a cluster of chalets which had nevertheless been attracting travellers, climbers and scientists for decades before 1802. For Turner, Newbey Lowson and their guide it served as a base for exploring the surrounding mountains and glaciers, the subjects of many drawings in this sketchbook.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘245’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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