Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Entrance to the Voie Sarde near Les Échelles, Savoy

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14098
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 66

Catalogue entry

Turner has used the vertical height of this sketchbook page in order to capture the grand scale of this mountainous or hilly landscape, looking through a deep ravine or valley. The location is tentatively identified as the entrance to the Voie Sarde (Sardinian Way), a historic road which led through a natural canyon in the Chartreuse Mountains near the village of Les Échelles in Savoy. For further discussion of this road see folio 70 (D14106).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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