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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Five Sketches on the River Saône, Including Three of Trévoux 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Five Sketches on the River Saône, Including Three of Trévoux 1819
D14052
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 39
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Woman with [?Fish]’ bottom right of top left sketch, ‘Trevoux’ bottom right of top right sketch and ‘Quay’ bottom centre left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 39’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains five distinct landscape sketches depicting views from the River Saône between Mâcon and Lyon. As Turner’s inscription on the scene in the top right-hand corner indicates, three of the studies are of Trévoux, a town on the left bank of the river approximately fifteen miles north of Lyon. Situated on the hill above the town are the ruins of the fourteenth-century château. For further sketches of Trévoux see folio 40 (D14053).
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Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Five Sketches on the River Saône, Including Three of Trévoux 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-five-sketches-on-the-river-saone-including-three-of-trevoux-r1142910, accessed 09 March 2021.