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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Drance, Looking towards Martigny 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The River Drance, Looking towards Martigny 1802
D04579
Turner Bequest LXXIV 86
Pencil on greyish-buff laid paper, 211 x 282 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘dranse’ towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘86’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIV 86’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this leaf as ‘part of a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “R. 277. Grenoble series. Inferior drawings.”’ The drawings in this group are pencil outlines, lacking the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook. For Martigny subjects from the sketchbook see notes to D04494; Turner Beq uest LXXIV 2. This quick sketch is taken beside the River Drance, looking towards the town; the Castle of La Bâtiaz can be seen in the distance.
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David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Drance, Looking towards Martigny 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-river-drance-looking-towards-martigny-r1146444, accessed 17 September 2021.