Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Back Cover:
Three Sketches of Mountainous Landscape; Including a Distant View of Mont Blancand Mont Cenis 1819
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Mt B’ and ‘Cenis’ within top sketch
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.503.
Turner has used the inside back cover of the sketchbook as an additional page and the sheet contains three sketches of mountainous landscape. The drawings are too rough to be conclusively identified, although the uppermost study represents a distant view of the Alps within which the artist has noted the respective locations of Mont Blanc and Mont Cenis.
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