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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Isère Valley, Looking towards Grenoble from near Voreppe 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Isère Valley, Looking towards Grenoble from near Voreppe 1802
D04514
Turner Bequest LXXIV 21
Pencil, black chalk and white gouache on greyish-buff laid paper, 213 x 285 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Voreppe’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘M’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two of Turner’s labels are inscribed ‘Voreppe’. In the drawing, also inscribed ‘Voreppe’, Turner surveys the flat valley of the River Isère as it runs towards Grenoble. The Grande Aiguille rises on the left. For Voreppe, at the entrance to the Valley of Grenoble and where Turner perhaps stayed overnight in 1802 en route from Lyons, see, from this sketchbook, Tate D04515 and D04517; Turner Bequest LXXIV 22, 24.
Turner included ‘17 Between Voreppe and Chartreuse mountains’ in a list of French and Swiss subjects on the back of a random pencil sketch (Tate D08253; Turner Bequest CXX m).
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David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Isère Valley, Looking towards Grenoble from near Voreppe 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-isere-valley-looking-towards-grenoble-from-near-voreppe-r1146382, accessed 23 June 2024.