Joseph Mallord William Turner

From above Courmayeur, Looking down the Val d’Aosta towards Dolonne

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29077
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 23 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch looks down the Val d’Aosta, over the Pont de la Villette to the Pont de Dolonne, with Courmayeur to the left and Dolonne to the right and Mont Crammont directly above the Pont de La Villette. The angle of view is approximatewly 90 degrees, taking in the Testa d’Arp at the right. The Pont de La Villette has since been replaced with a single-span concrete bridge, but the Pont de Dolonne survives, although widened with a new two-lane deck above.

David Hill
June 2010

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