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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Landscapes in Savoy; Including One of ?Les Échelles 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Two Landscapes in Savoy; Including One of ?Les Échelles 1819
D14092
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?com]’ within sketch, beneath church
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 63’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches of landscapes in Savoy. The larger study, comprising a church and a river amidst wooded countryside, is part of a wider composition which continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 62 verso (D14091). The subject is tentatively identified as a view of Les Échelles, a village which lies on the River Guiers Vif in Savoy.
The second sketch depicts figures on a road or bridge. The location is currently unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Landscapes in Savoy; Including One of ?Les Échelles 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-two-landscapes-in-savoy-including-one-of-les-chelles-r1142951, accessed 26 August 2019.