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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats on the River Saône with Tournus in the Distance 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Boats on the River Saône with Tournus in the Distance 1819
D14023
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 21’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s journey between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon may have been accomplished by river and this sketch depicts a group of sailing boats with the town of Tournus visible in the distance. There is an additional study of a vessel from the side in the top right-hand corner. For further sketches of Tournus see folio 22 (D14024).
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Nicola Moorby
February 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Boats on the River Saône with Tournus in the Distance 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-on-the-river-saone-with-tournus-in-the-distance-r1142883, accessed 20 January 2022.