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

Artwork details

Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis
From Paris, France, Savoy 2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIII
Date 1819
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 114 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 68 a
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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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