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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Landscape Sketches; including One of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 56 Recto:
Four Landscape Sketches; including One of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin 1819
D14078
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 56
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Beauvoisin’ bottom centre left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 56’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four distinct landscape sketches. The views have not been conclusively identified but Turner’s inscription beneath the drawing in the bottom left-hand corner indicates that at least one of the studies depicts the town of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, on the border between Isère and Savoy. For a fuller description and a more detailed sketch see folio 57 (D14080).
The two uppermost vistas appear to include the same building on the banks of a river, probably the River Guiers, a tributary of the Rhône which runs through the two sides of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Landscape Sketches; including One of Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin 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-four-landscape-sketches-including-one-of-le-pont-de-r1142937, accessed 22 September 2019.