Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: Two Mountain Panoramas ?in the Val d’Aosta near St Pierre; the Via Palazzo di Citta, Susa

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29315
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 55 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch) A mountain panorama with a castle on rising ground to the left, inscribed ‘C St Pierre comes in front of Lon [?]’, and thus possibly near St Pierre, Val d’Aosta.
ii. (centre, below the main sketch) Distant mountains, possibly in the Val d’Aosta, inscribed ‘Light [?]’ left, and ‘Rosa [?]’ left of centre.
iii. (bottom, inverted in relation to sketches i and ii) Susa, the Via Palazzo di Citta. Turner probably took this sketch from a hotel room since his viewpoint is well above street level.

David Hill
June 2010

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