Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches in Savoy; Including ?Aiguebelle and ?Montmélian

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14117
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 76

Catalogue entry

This page contains three distinct landscape sketches. The locations are not conclusively identified although they are part of a sequence of views relating to Turner’s travels through Savoy towards the Mont Cenis pass. The middle vista clearly depicts a town situated at the foot of a rocky hill and may represent Aiguebelle (compare folio 77 verso, D14119; Turner Bequest). The bottom drawing meanwhile is tentatively identified as a distant view of Montmélian, see folio 74 (D14114).
Verso:
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Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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