Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches; Including ?Two Views on the River Saône between Mâcon and Trévoux

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14042
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 33

Catalogue entry

This page contains three distinct landscape sketches. The uppermost vista appears to depict a view on the River Saône, probably somewhere between Mâcon and Trévoux, see folios 30 and 39 respectively (D14036 and D14052). Turner used the river to travel south between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon and made a number of drawings from the water. The precise location here is currently unidentified although the view includes a church with a pointed spire on the left and a building with a round tower on the right, and the same tower appears in the smaller study in the bottom left-hand corner.
The subject of the sketch of the house in the bottom right-hand corner is unknown.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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