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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of Ramparts, ?Peronne; ?Part of Mont Blanc from near Les Houches 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Recto:
Two Sketches of Ramparts, ?Peronne; ?Part of Mont Blanc from near Les Houches 1836
D29172
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 72
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?] Parule Peron’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘72’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 72’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch) Ramparts, perhaps at Peronne, with windmills in the distance.
ii. (above) Fortifications and barracks, also perhaps at Peronne. Inscribed ‘[?] Parule Peron’
iii. (right) A few lines of continuation of the sketch, perhaps of Mont Blanc from near Les Houches, on the facing page (D29171; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 71a).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Two Sketches of Ramparts, ?Peronne; ?Part of Mont Blanc from near Les Houches 1836 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-sketches-of-ramparts-peronne-part-of-mont-blanc-from-r1144720, accessed 26 November 2020.