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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches; Including ?Two Views on the River Saône between Mâcon and Trévoux 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Recto:
Three Sketches; Including ?Two Views on the River Saône between Mâcon and Trévoux 1819
D14042
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 33
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 33’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three distinct landscape sketches. The uppermost vista appears to depict a view on the River Saône, probably somewhere between Mâcon and Trévoux, see folios 30 and 39 respectively (D14036 and D14052). Turner used the river to travel south between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon and made a number of drawings from the water. The precise location here is currently unidentified although the view includes a church with a pointed spire on the left and a building with a round tower on the right, and the same tower appears in the smaller study in the bottom left-hand corner.
The subject of the sketch of the house in the bottom right-hand corner is unknown.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Three Sketches; Including ?Two Views on the River Saône between Mâcon and Trévoux 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-three-sketches-including-two-views-on-the-river-saone-r1142902, accessed 27 January 2022.