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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Pic de l'Oeillette, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse; Pilgrims Praying at a Wayside Shrine 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Pic de l’Oeillette, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse; Pilgrims Praying at a Wayside Shrine 1802
D04527
Turner Bequest LXXIV 34
Pencil, black chalk and white gouache on greyish-buff laid paper, 284 x 211 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXIV 34’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s visit to the Chartreuse in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook.
Turner shows the limestone needle, the Pic de l’Oeillette, and one of the two gates guarding the road towards the monastery of the Grande Chartreuse. Pilgrims are praying at a shrine by the roadside. For a larger coloured drawing of the Pic, made on a separate sheet, see Tate D04882; Turner Bequest LXXIX H.
Verso:
See D40064

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Pic de l’Oeillette, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Chartreuse; Pilgrims Praying at a Wayside Shrine 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-pic-de-loeillette-gorges-du-guiers-mort-chartreuse-r1146393, accessed 23 June 2024.