Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14009
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 10 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two views of mountains. The locations remain unidentified, although the upper vista includes a church and the lower seems to depict a bridge within a valley. Similar sketches can be found on folios 2 verso, 3 verso, 4 verso, 5 verso and 9 verso (D13994, D13996, D13998, D14000 and D14007), and are interspersed between studies of Paris and St-Cloud. Since they clearly interrupt the logical geographical progression of Turner’s Parisian views, it is likely that they relate to a point much later in the artist’s journey through France and probably depict mountains within Savoy.

Nicola Moorby
February 2013

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