Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Coach Passing through ?the Pass of Faïdo c.1842-3

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A Coach Passing through ?the Pass of Faïdo
Date c.1842-3
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 243 x 301 mm
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Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 129
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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.

September 2004

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