Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Les Échelles, Savoy

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
D14091
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 62 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch is tentatively identified as a view of the countryside near Les Échelles, a village which lies on the River Guiers Vif in Savoy. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 63 (D14092).
Further sketches relating to Les Échelles can be found on folios 70, 71 and 71 verso (D14106, D14108, D14109), and in the Return from Italy sketchbook (see Tate D16703; Turner Bequest CXCII 32).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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