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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chamonix 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Chamonix 1802
Turner Bequest LXXV 17
Pencil and white chalk or gouache on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x 473 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 17’ bottom left, descending vertically, and again bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Turner’s sketch shows Chamonix in its historic state, as little more than a village with a cluster of chalets which had nevertheless been attracting travellers, climbers and scientists for decades before 1802. For Turner, Newbey Lowson and their guide it served as a base for exploring the surrounding mountains and glaciers, the subjects of many drawings in this sketchbook.
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘245’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Chamonix 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chamonix-r1146485, accessed 20 October 2021.