Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy

1819

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14133
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 84 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches of views within the Maurienne valley in Savoy. The precise locations have not been identified although the top study depicts a bridge and the bottom scene includes a house or a church. Turner’s drawing style is rather rough and schematic suggesting that he was working at speed in challenging conditions and from a moving vehicle.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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