Joseph Mallord William TurnerLanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819

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Artist
Title
Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis
From Paris, France, Savoy 2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Verso:
Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819
D14103
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 68 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Straw Hat | [?Big]’, ‘Launslebourg’ and ‘Timber wood’ left-hand edge of main sketch
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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