View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Graphite and watercolour on paper
- Support: 243 x 301 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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As in many of his earlier sketches of mountain scenery, Turner has here blurred the distinction between the outline of the peaks and the forms of clouds nestling around them. The civilising presence of mankind, suggested by the road through the valley, and the passing stage coach, cannot diminish the awe-inducing wildness of such landscapes.
Gallery label, September 2004