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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains near Les Échelles, Savoy 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
Mountains near Les Échelles, Savoy 1820
D16700
Turner Bequest CXCII 30 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Echelles’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription suggests that this rough sketch depicts mountains near the village of Les Échelles in Savoy. Similar drawings can be found on folios 31–32 and 33 (D16699–D16701 and D16702; Turner Bequest CXCII 30–31 and 32), while for further views relating to Les Échelles see the Paris, France, Savoy 2 sketchbook (for example Tate D14106; Turner Bequest CLXXIII 70).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Mountains near Les Échelles, Savoy 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-mountains-near-les-chelles-savoy-r1142600, accessed 23 January 2022.