Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Distant Mountains, Including One of the River ?Rhone

1820

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16706
Turner Bequest CXCII 33 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two, or perhaps three sketches of unidentified landscape views. The uppermost vista depicts a plain with mountains beyond, while the scene in the bottom right-hand corner represents a river scene which Turner has labelled as the ‘Rhone’ suggesting that his location was somewhere near Lyon. Similar views can be found on folio 35 and 36 (D16707 and D16709; Turner Bequest CXCII 34 and 35).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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