Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Sketches: A View into a Mountain Valley ?Towards Susa; Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836

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Title
Two Sketches: A View into a Mountain Valley ?Towards Susa; Lake 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
D29359
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 80
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Verso:
Two Sketches: A View into a Mountain Valley ?Towards Susa; Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836
D29359
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 80 (but see main catalogue entry)
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Lake’, ‘Mt Cenis’, ‘wall’ and ‘Road’
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 80’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch) View into a valley from a high position, possibly from the Mont Cenis road, descending towards Susa.
ii. (bottom, inverted in relation to the main sketch) View across the ‘Lake’ of ‘Mt Cenis’ (right) with ‘wall’ and ‘Road’ in the left foreground.
Now bound as the verso this side of the page was stamped and described by Finberg as the recto, despite the other side (otherwise blank) having been numbered as such, possibly by John Ruskin, together with the Turenr Bequest schedule number.

David Hill
June 2010

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