Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis

1819

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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

Read full Catalogue entry