Joseph Mallord William TurnerMont Blanc from near St Martin 1802

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Artist
Title
Mont Blanc from near St Martin
From France, Savoy, Piedmont Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXIII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite and chalk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04449
Turner Bequest LXXIII 54
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 54 Recto:
Mont Blanc from near St Martin 1802
D04449
Turner Bequest LXXIII 54
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 54’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner approached the Mont Blanc massif along the Arve valley from Cluses to St Martin, then via Passy and the old Servoz road, all on the right bank of the river. This view of the mountain was taken from near St Martin. For others around St Martin see folios 74 verso–75 verso of this sketchbook (D04484–D04486).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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