Joseph Mallord William TurnerAcross the Ponte Suza, Aosta 1836

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Artist
Title
Across the Ponte Suza, Aosta
From Fort Bard Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIV
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 104 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29369
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 85 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Verso:
Across the Ponte Suza, Aosta 1836
D29369
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 85a
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch looks across the Ponte Suza at Aosta, with the Grand Combin in the distance. Turner sketched the same material from slightly differing viewpoints, in this sketchbook (D29338; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 67) and on a larger scale elsewhere (Tate D34888; Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 394).

David Hill
June 2010

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