COZENS, John Robert
(b. 1752, London, d. 1797, London)

Entrance to the Valley of Grande Chartreuse in Dauphiné

1783
Oil on canvas, 26 x 38 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

It was Constable who described the watercolours of John Robert Cozens, an early influence on Turner too, as 'all poetry'. His works such as his Entrance to the Valley of the Grande Chartreuse in Dauphiné show unparalleled intensity of feeling, economy of form and subtlety of palette.