Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches at Chamonix, Looking over La Prieure to Mont Blanc and the Glacier des Bossons

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29080
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 25

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch) La Prieure, Chamonix, looking down the valley with Mont Blanc and the Glacier des Bossons behind. Turner recorded the same subject in a watercolour study (Tate D36226; Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 364).
ii. (below, right) A tiny thumbnail sketch of the same from a more distant viewpoint.

David Hill
June 2010

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