Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond 1819

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Artist
Title
Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond
From Turin, Como, Lugarno, Maggiore Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIV
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 186 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14147
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 2 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond 1819
D14147
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 2 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 186 x 111 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two very rough sketches of a small church surrounded by mountains. The location is currently unidentified, although Federico Crimi has suggested that the building (or buildings) may have been located on the Piedmont side of the descent from Monte Cenis.1

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

1
Crimi 2007, p.23 note 16.

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