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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Voreppe and the Grenoble Road, the Grande Aiguille Beyond 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Voreppe and the Grenoble Road, the Grande Aiguille Beyond 1802
D04517
Turner Bequest LXXIV 24
Pencil and black chalk on greyish-buff laid paper, 219 x 285 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Little Chartruse’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘B’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s visit to the Chartreuse in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook.
Turner’s label for this drawing is inscribed ‘La Entrance de Petit Chatreuse’ [sic]. With more accurate spelling, this title was followed by John Ruskin when the sheet was shown at the National Gallery. The drawing is likely to be another view of the Grenoble road through Voreppe, with the Grande Aiguille in the background; see also, from this sketchbook, D04515; Turner Bequest LXXIV 22.
Verso:
Blank, inscribed perhaps by a later hand in pencil ‘24’

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Voreppe and the Grenoble Road, the Grande Aiguille Beyond 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-voreppe-and-the-grenoble-road-the-grande-aiguille-beyond-r1146385, accessed 26 June 2022.