Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Three Views on the River Saône

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
D14049
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 37

Catalogue entry

This page contains four distinct sketches which probably all represent views on the River Saône near Trévoux, see folio 39 (D14052). The precise locations are currently unidentified. Turner has annotated the sketch in the top left-hand corner with the note ‘cattle in the water’, a pastoral motif which perhaps reminded him of the work of the seventeenth-century French master, Claude Lorrain (c.1604/5–1682), whose landscapes Turner greatly admired.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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