Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views of Mountains, Savoy; and Figure Studies

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16692
Turner Bequest CXCII 26

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches of mountainous landscapes related to Turner’s return journey through Savoy in January 1820. The precise locations have not been conclusively identified although they are likely to be views seen from the road travelling westwards between Aiguebelle and Chambéry. Additionally, the artist has used the sheet for a couple of figure studies including a drawing of a woman wearing a ‘Blue and white’ cap and a dress with a ‘Green’ bodice and ‘W[hite]’ apron.
Verso:
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Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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