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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridge at Chalon-sur-Saône 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Bridge at Chalon-sur-Saône 1802
Turner bequest LXXIII 17
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Chalon sur S.’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 17’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
David Hill speculates that Turner’s second night out of Paris, on his way south across France to the Alps, was spent at Autun (see folios 20 and 22 of this sketchbook, D04412, D04414), and that he made the journey of some thirty-three miles on to Chalon-sur-Saône on the morning of his third day of travelling, reaching the town in time for lunch. Turner made two sketches; see also folio 18 (D04410).

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Bridge at Chalon-sur-Saône 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-bridge-at-chalon-sur-saone-r1133036, accessed 13 June 2024.