Joseph Mallord William Turner

Road through Mountains in Savoy

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14089
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 61 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts a vista looking across a mountainous valley from a high vantage point on steep, rocky slopes. There appears to be a small roadside monument or altar near the top right-hand corner. The precise location remains unidentified although it is likely to be somewhere in Savoy, on the road to the Mont Cenis pass. Part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 62 (D14090).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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