Joseph Mallord William Turner

La Prieure, Chamonix, Looking to the Glacier du Bois

1836

Not on display
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
D29102
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 36

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in this sketchbook, this sketch records La Prieure at Chamonix, looking up the Arve Valley to the Glacier du Bois and the source of the River Arveyron. Turner sketched the same material from further up the valley in Tate D34287; Turner Bequest CCCXLII 83, and from above Chamonix in a preceding sketch in the present sketchbook (D29082; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 26).

David Hill
June 2010

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