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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy; and Part of a Sketch of the River Seine at St-Cloud 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy; and Part of a Sketch of the River Seine at St-Cloud 1819
D14007
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 9 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 114 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches of buildings within a mountainous landscape, drawn with the sketchbook held vertically. The studies are too rough to be identified. Similar sketches can be found on folios 2 verso, 3 verso, 4 verso, 5 verso and 10 verso (D13994, D13996, D13998, D14000 andD14009), and are interspersed between studies of Paris and St-Cloud. Since they clearly interrupt the logical geographical progression of Turner’s Parisian views, it is likely that they relate to a point much later in the artist’s journey through France and probably depict mountains within Savoy.
The right-hand side of the page also contains a small part of a landscape composition which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 10 (D14008). The subject is the River Seine at St-Cloud.

Nicola Moorby
February 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy; and Part of a Sketch of the River Seine at St-Cloud 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-views-of-mountains-in-savoy-and-part-of-a-sketch-of-the-r1142867, accessed 17 June 2024.