Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Landscape Sketches; including One of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin

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
D14078
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 56

Catalogue entry

This page contains four distinct landscape sketches. The views have not been conclusively identified but Turner’s inscription beneath the drawing in the bottom left-hand corner indicates that at least one of the studies depicts the town of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, on the border between Isère and Savoy. For a fuller description and a more detailed sketch see folio 57 (D14080).
The two uppermost vistas appear to include the same building on the banks of a river, probably the River Guiers, a tributary of the Rhône which runs through the two sides of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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