Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wassen: the Village, Bridge and Church

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04646
Turner Bequest LXXV 54

Catalogue entry

See notes to D04645; Turner Bequest LXXV 53 from this sketchbook, a view of the same place described by Finberg as near Chamonix but identifiable as Wassen. In this instance this is confirmed by Turner’s label, numbered ‘13’ as is the drawing and reading ‘St Gothard’ and ‘Wasen’. For Turner’s visit to the St Gotthard Pass and Reuss gorge in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook and notes to D04628; Turner Bequest LXXV 36.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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