Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château d’Argent, above Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 218 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40200

Catalogue entry

This sketch is on the verso of D04582; Turner Bequest LXXIV 89, which has a subject perhaps in the Val d’Aosta. The present subject is certainly in the valley, being a quick first impression of Château d’Argent, above Villeneuve, with Mount Emilius in the background. Turner made a more finished version in this sketchbook (D04500; Turner Bequest LXXIV 8) which led in turn to a colour study made after he returned to England (Tate D04895, Turner Bequest LXXX B).

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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