Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D14103
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 68 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches, the largest of which is a view of Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis, a town in Savoy at the foot of the Col du Mont Cenis. Turner’s viewpoint is from the west looking towards the town with the old church (now a museum) near the centre. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 69 (D14104).
Also on the page is a separate, smaller sketch of mountains, parallel with the left-hand edge of the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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