Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a Distant View of ?Susa, and Sketches of the Alps

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14146
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 2

Catalogue entry

This page contains part of a landscape composition which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 1 verso (D14145). The subject is currently unidentified although it may represent a distant view of Susa, the first town in Italy after crossing through the Alps at Mont Cenis. Also on the sheet are two further studies depicting the profile of mountains. Turner’s annotations ‘R’ and Gothard’, refer to Monte Rosa and the Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps.

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

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