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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Views of Mountains, Savoy; and Figure Studies 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
Four Views of Mountains, Savoy; and Figure Studies 1820
D16692
Turner Bequest CXCII 26
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Blue and White’, ‘Green’ and ‘W’ next to figure study on left. Also ‘water’ bottom centre of top landscape sketch, ‘wall’ right-hand side of second landscape sketch from top, and ‘M[?arl] M[...]’ bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘26’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 26’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches of mountainous landscapes related to Turner’s return journey through Savoy in January 1820. The precise locations have not been conclusively identified although they are likely to be views seen from the road travelling westwards between Aiguebelle and Chambéry. Additionally, the artist has used the sheet for a couple of figure studies including a drawing of a woman wearing a ‘Blue and white’ cap and a dress with a ‘Green’ bodice and ‘W[hite]’ apron.
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Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Views of Mountains, Savoy; and Figure Studies 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-views-of-mountains-savoy-and-figure-studies-r1142592, accessed 15 October 2021.