Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Sketches of the Arve Valley Going up to St Gervais 1836

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Title
Three Sketches of the Arve Valley Going up to St Gervais
From Val d'Aosta Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIII
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 190 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29103
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 36 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Verso:
Three Sketches of the Arve Valley Going up to St Gervais 1836
D29103
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 36a
Pencil on white wove paper, 190 x 113 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Girvay’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches, drawn with the page upright, working down from the outer edge:
i. (top) Going up to St Gervais, looking down the Arve Valley towards Aiguille de Varens and Sallanches. There are figures and a diligence on the road.
ii. The same from a slightly lower viewpoint.
iii. The same from a still lower viewpoint.

David Hill
June 2010

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