Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mont Blanc, the Brenva Glacier and the Entrance to the Allée Blanche from near Entreves

1802

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Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 215 x 138 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04470
Turner Bequest LXXIII 67 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch, made with the sketchbook inverted, extends across folio 68 (D04471). For the subject, and related works, see folios 66 verso–67 of this sketchbook (D04468–D04469). Turner returned to precisely the same spot as in the present drawing during his tour of the Val d’Aosta in 1836, when he made a watercolour (Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead).1

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

1
Wilton 1979, p.473, no.1444.

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