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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Avallon from the Saulieu Road 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Avallon from the Saulieu Road 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIII 12
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk light on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do.’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 12’ bottom right, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s first sketch of Avallon, seen from the Auxerre road, see folio 10 of this sketchbook (D04402). His inscription, meaning ‘Ditto’, refers to a slightly more developed view looking back at the town from the road south towards Saulieu, on folio 11 (D04403). Here, the Hôtel de Condé, the spired Porte d’Horloge and the clock tower of St-Lazare are seen in the centre of the town.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Avallon from the Saulieu Road 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-avallon-from-the-saulieu-road-r1133030, accessed 13 June 2024.