Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Tour de St Michel and Mont Blanc from near Servoz 1802

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Artist
Title
The Tour de St Michel and Mont Blanc from near Servoz
From France, Savoy, Piedmont Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXIII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04458
Turner Bequest LXXIII 61
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
The Tour de St Michel and Mont Blanc from near Servoz 1802
D04458
Turner Bequest LXXIII 61
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Mich’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 61’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the Tour de St Michel, near Servoz, see folio 1 of this sketchbook (D04393), and also folios 60, 62 and 63 (D04457, D04459, D04461). The same cross, and a related inscription, appears on folio 60. Mont Blanc appears in the distance. Besides these three sketches, Turner also made drawing in his larger St Gothard and Mont Blanc sketchbook (Tate D04606, D04640; Turner Bequest LXXV 14, 48).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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