Joseph Mallord William Turner

From Magland, Looking Back towards Cluses

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04448
Turner Bequest LXXIII 53

Catalogue entry

Magland is in the Arve valley between Cluses and Sallanches. As he approached the Mont Blanc massif, Turner was now making many more drawings in his larger St Gothard and Mont Blanc sketchbook (Tate D04590–D04648; D41390–D41391; Turner Bequest LXXV). His study of ‘The Aiguillette, Valley of Cluses’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester), a view of the peak of La Croix de Fer, was made from Oex, between Magland and Sallanches. Here, Turner is looking back towards Cluses, for which see especially folio 49 of this sketchbook (D04444) and also folios 50–2 (D004445–D04447).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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