Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Sketches on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836

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Artist
Title
Three Sketches on the Mont Cenis Pass
From Fort Bard Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIV
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 104 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29363
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 82 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Verso:
Three Sketches on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836
D29363
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 82a
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Water’, ‘Hos’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches:
i. (top left) A view across ‘Water’, the lake of Mont Cenis to the ‘Hos’[pice].
ii. (bottom left) The hospice and lake of the Mont Cenis Pass.
iii. (right, drawn with the page upright) A mountain panorama, with a building on an eminence
Finberg records an inscription by Turner noting ‘Mt Cenis’ but this is not apparent today.

David Hill
June 2010

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