Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy

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
D14122
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 79

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches of the Maurienne Valley which lies in Savoy approximately twenty miles east of Chambéry. Turner journeyed through the valley on the way to the Pass of Mont Cenis. The precise locations have not been identified but the river visible in the two lower studies is the River Arc and, as the artist’s inscriptions record, one vista depicts the view looking up the valley, whilst the other represents the prospect looking in the opposite direction.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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