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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 10 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 views of mountains. The locations remain unidentified, although the upper vista includes a church and the lower seems to depict a bridge within a valley. Similar sketches can be found on folios 2 verso, 3 verso, 4 verso, 5 verso and 9 verso (D13994, D13996, D13998, D14000 and D14007), 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.

Nicola Moorby
February 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Mountains in ?Savoy 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-r1142869, accessed 26 May 2024.