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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains, Savoy 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Mountains, Savoy 1820
Turner Bequest CXCII 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Pass of the [?Chartreuse]’ centre right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom left, descending left-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 25’ bottom left, descending left-hand edge
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two swift and rather rough views of mountains relating to Turner’s return journey through Savoy in January 1820. There is a partially illegible inscription labelling the sketches. However, the precise locations remain unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Mountains, 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-savoy-r1142590, accessed 19 October 2021.