Joseph Mallord William Turner

Near Cluses, with Le Môle

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04444
Turner Bequest LXXIII 49

Catalogue entry

Turner passed though Cluses on his way down the Arve valley towards Mont Blanc. It was his next stop after Bonneville, a distance of about eight miles. He made four sketches in this sketchbook, see also folios 50–2 (D04445–D04447), before continuing to St Martin. Here Turner is looking back across the broad base of the Arve valley towards Le Môle rising north-east of Bonneville.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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