Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches of the Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 148 x 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29230
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 9 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches, drawn with the page upright:
i. (top) The Mont Cenis Pass from the south side, looking north across the ‘Lake’ towards the Pointe de la Grande Casse, inscribed ‘Isser’, presumably referring to the Isère Valley, which is beyond this range.
ii. The Mont Cenis Pass looking ?south across the lake, inscr ‘Brann’ [possibly Brunn, but either way meaning obscure].
iii. The Mont Cenis Pass; a similar view across the ‘Lake’ to that above, but from a lower viewpoint.
iv. (bottom, inverted in relation to the other three sketches) The Mont Cenis Pass from the lake shore, perhaps looking north again.

David Hill
June 2010

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