Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Sketches of St-Michel-de-Maurienne, Savoy 1819

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Artist
Title
Three Sketches of St-Michel-de-Maurienne, Savoy
From Paris, France, Savoy 2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14136
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 86
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
Three Sketches of St-Michel-de-Maurienne, Savoy 1819
D14136
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 86
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 86’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three distinct sketches, all of which depict views of the village of St-Michel-de-Maurienne, in the Maurienne valley, Savoy. Two of the studies have been drawn on the left-hand side of the sheet with the sketchbook held vertically. The draughtsmanship is rather rough and schematic but they appear to represent vistas from the approach to the west. The remaining drawing is part of a larger prospect of the village from the south-east that has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 85 verso (D14135).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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