Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: A View into a Mountain Valley ?Towards Susa; Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D29359
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 80

Catalogue entry

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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