Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Castle in the Val d’Aosta

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 218 x 284 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04544
Turner Bequest LXXIV 51

Catalogue entry

The title ‘Distant Alps’ was given to this drawing by John Ruskin. The subject is not certainly identified; although it may well be a scene in the Val d’Aosta the castle may not be the Château de St Pierre as the present writer thought at the time of the 1999 Tate/Martigny exhibition (for a drawing certainly of that castle from this sketchbook see D04555; Turner Bequest LXXIV 62).
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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