Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Mont Cenis

1820

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16682
Turner Bequest CXCII 20 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts a distant view of Mont Cenis in the Cottian Alps, seen from the north (French) side of the pass during Turner’s return journey to Savoy. A similar view can be found on folio 22 (D16683; Turner Bequest CXCII 21).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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