Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Descent to Lanslebourg from the Mont Cenis Pass

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29251
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 21 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner’s view looks down into the Maurienne Valley and ‘Lansleburg’ from a high viewpoint on the road to the Mont Cenis Pass; there are roadside crosses in the foreground and carts and resting figures to the right.

David Hill
June 2010

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