Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Val d’Aosta from near Morgex, with Châtelard Castle and La Grivola

1802

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 216 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04563
Turner Bequest LXXIV 70

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this as one of 22 leaves from this sketchbook found ‘in a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “M. 16. Leaves of S. 229. Laid down.” They have been mounted on cartridge by Mr. Ruskin.’ Evidently, Ruskin isolated these drawings because they were pencil outlines, without the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook. The subject was recognised by David Hill as a view south-eastwards with the Castle of Châtelard on the left and the morning sun over the peak of La Grivola on the right.
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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