Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Valley of Chamonix, from the Slopes of the Montenvers

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04611
Turner Bequest LXXV 19

Catalogue entry

This is the quickest and most immediate of several drawings Turner made in this sketchbook looking westwards, from the path leading up to the Montenvers, towards Mont Blanc on the left and the valley of the River Arve and Chamonix below on the right. Others from the sketchbook, coloured, are D04607 and D04608; Turner Bequest LXXV 15, 18.
Verso:
Inscribed ?by Turner in pencil ‘Chamouny from Montanvert’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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