Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt-Michel-de-Mauriennes, with the Grand Perron des Encombres 1819

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Artist
Title
St-Michel-de-Mauriennes, with the Grand Perron des Encombres
From Paris, France, Savoy 2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14142
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 89
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 89 Recto:
St-Michel-de-Mauriennes, with the Grand Perron des Encombres 1819
D14142
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 89
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 89’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is St-Michel-de-Maurienne, a village at the heart of the Maurienne valley in Savoy. Turner’s viewpoint is the banks of the River Arc looking north-west towards the belltower of the parish church. Visible in the distance is the mountain range of the Grand Perron des Encombres. A small part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 88 verso (D14141). Related views of the village can be found on folios 85 verso and 88 (D14135 and D14140).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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