Joseph Mallord William Turner Mont Blanc from the Arve Valley 1802

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Mont Blanc from the Arve Valley
From St Gothard and Mont Blanc Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXV
Date 1802
Medium Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 310 x 470 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04639
Turner Bequest LXXV 47
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Catalogue entry

This view is taken from a road running above and to left of the river, looking towards the Mont Blanc massif. Finberg states that this sheet was withdrawn from the Fourth Loan Collection on account of fading of the blue watercolour.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘16’ within a circle

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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