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
D04484
Turner Bequest LXXIII 74 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 74 Verso:
Mont Blanc from near St Martin 1802
D04484
Turner Bequest LXXIII 74a
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘above St Martin’ bottom right, and ‘St Martin | Mt Blanc’ at upper right of centre
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 74a’ bottom right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On his way to Chamonix and Mont Blanc, Turner followed the Arve valley, crossed the bridge at St Martin and took the old road to Servoz. This view of Mont Blanc was made near St Martin. Turner made another, slighter sketch of the same view on folio75 of this sketchbook (D04485). A further view of Mont Blanc from nearby is on folio 54 (D04449).

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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