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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains, ?between Trieste and Graz 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Verso:
Mountains, ?between Trieste and Graz 1840
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 50a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 127 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘atman
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this mountainous view has the typically fluid character of a ‘carriage sketch’ observed while under way.
As set out in this sketchbook’s Introduction, the general flow of Turner’s itinerary is in reverse of the Turner Bequest foliation, and this page falls within a sequence between folios 55 recto and 49 recto (D30094–D30106) likely (with reservations) to show his route north-east between Trieste to Graz (see respectively under folios 57 recto and 41 verso; D30109, D30079) through the rugged terrain of modern-day Slovenia and southern Austria. See under D30094 for further discussion.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Mountains, ?between Trieste and Graz 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mountains-between-trieste-and-graz-r1196947, accessed 27 January 2022.