Joseph Mallord William Turner

Glaciers and Waterfall in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy

1819

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14121
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 78 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch represents a view in the Maurienne Valley in Savoy which Turner journeyed through on the way to the Pass of Mont Cenis. The location is not conclusively identified but the artist has annotated the composition with the position of a glacier and there appears to be a waterfall streaming down the steep slopes on the right.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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