Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lanslebourg with Mont Cenis in the Distance

1819

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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
D14065
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 47 a

Catalogue entry

This view of a mountainous landscape appears to depict the town of Lanslebourg at the foot of Mont Cenis in the Cottian Alps. The road winds along the slope to the right and the peak of Mont Cenis itself can be seen just left of centre. At the bottom centre of the sheet there also appears to be a small separate study of a mountain range profile.
For further sketches of Lanslebourg see folio 68 verso–69 (D14103–D14104) whilst for a general discussion of Turner’s passage through the Mont Cenis pass see the Introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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