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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views with Mountains, ?Savoy; Including One of ?Aiguebelle 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Two Views with Mountains, ?Savoy; Including One of ?Aiguebelle 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 5 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 drawings of scenes within a mountainous landscape. Similar sketches can be found on folios 2 verso, 3 verso, 4 verso, 9 verso and 10 verso (D13994, D13996, D13998, D14007 and D14009), 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 much later in the artist’s journey through France and as Finberg suggested, probably depict mountains within Savoy.1 The town or village represented at the top of the sheet resembles another drawing of Aiguebelle, see folio 76 verso (D14119).

Nicola Moorby
February 2013

Finberg 1909, p.504.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views with Mountains, ?Savoy; Including One of ?Aiguebelle 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-with-mountains-savoy-including-one-of-aiguebelle-r1142859, accessed 14 June 2024.