Joseph Mallord William TurnerChâteau d'Argent and Villeneuve, Looking down the Val d'Aosta to the Castles of St Pierre, Sarriod and Sarre 1836

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Artist
Title
Château d'Argent and Villeneuve, Looking down the Val d'Aosta to the Castles of St Pierre, Sarriod and Sarre
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
D29368
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 85
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
Château d’Argent and Villeneuve, Looking down the Val d’Aosta to the Castles of St Pierre, Sarriod and Sarre 1836
D29368
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 85
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘85’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 85’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view from near Château d’Argent looks down the Val d’Aosta towards Villeneuve, with the spire of Villeneuve old church visible above the bluff to the right of centre, and the Castles of St Pierre, Sarriod and Sarre in the distance.

David Hill
June 2010

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