Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Fourvoirie, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 x 214 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04520
Turner Bequest LXXIV 27

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s visit to the Chartreuse in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook.
The early title for this drawing, given by John Ruskin, seems right as far as it goes but the mill might be that formerly at Fourvoirie (destroyed in 1935); see also, from this sketchbook, D04516; Turner Bequest LXXIV 23.
Verso:
Blank, inscribed perhaps by a later hand in pencil ‘11’

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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