Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Sketches on the River Saône, Including Three of Trévoux

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14052
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 39

Catalogue entry

This page contains five distinct landscape sketches depicting views from the River Saône between Mâcon and Lyon. As Turner’s inscription on the scene in the top right-hand corner indicates, three of the studies are of Trévoux, a town on the left bank of the river approximately fifteen miles north of Lyon. Situated on the hill above the town are the ruins of the fourteenth-century château. For further sketches of Trévoux see folio 40 (D14053).
Verso:
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Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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