Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views of and near Chokier

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19616
Turner Bequest CCXVI 33

Catalogue entry

These four swiftly rendered and summary views show the village and castle of Chokier and its environs, taken as Turner travelled upstream towards Flône. The lowermost sketch depicts a riverboat with its ‘Sail in [the] Light’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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