J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Cascade; ?Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Cascade; ?Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse 1802
D04884
Turner Bequest LXXIX J
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 725 x 555 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXIX J’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch was made on one of the large loose sheets of grey-washed English paper that Turner took with him to France and Switzerland in 1802. Turner has chosen an upright format to draw this mountain stream and waterfall, which might be in the Chartreuse, perhaps in the Gorges du Guiers Mort.
Technical notes:
For the paper and preparation see D04875.
Verso:
Blank, laid down

David Blayney Brown
January 2012

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Cascade; ?Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-cascade-gorges-du-guiers-mort-chartreuse-r1148460, accessed 18 May 2024.