Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches at Arnad, Barme and Issogne, Val d’Aosta

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29294
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 45

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches:
i. (main sketch, the first of five sketches continued on the opposite page (D29293; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 44a) ‘1’ A fortified house on an eminence, looking down the Val d’Aosta at Arnad (or Arnaz) next to Barme, inscribed ‘Arnaz, Balm Valley’ lower right.
ii. (bottom left, the third of five sketches continued opposite (D29293) ‘3’ Looking north up the Val d’Aosta from near ‘Balm’ towards Verres, with Arnad church bottom right.
iii. (lower centre) Roadside buildings at Arnad, relating to sketch (ii) on the opposite page (D29293).
iv. (lower right) Issogne Castle, relating to sketch (i) on the opposite page (D29293).

David Hill
June 2010

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