Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819

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Artist
Title
Two Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy
From Paris, France, Savoy 2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14131
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 83 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Verso:
Two Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819
D14131
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 83 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Ji...s]’ bottom left of left-hand sketch, parallel with left-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two distinct sketches. The larger study is part of a wider landscape composition depicting the Croix des Têtes in the Maurienne valley, which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 84 (D14132). The second drawing has been executed on the left-hand side of the sheet with the sketchbook held vertically. It also appears to represent a view in the Maurienne valley, probably from the road between St-Jean-de-Maurienne and St-Michel-de-Maurienne.
Finberg’s 1909 catalogue of the Turner Bequest incorrectly lists CLXXIII 83a twice: firstly with the title ‘Valley of the Isère (?)’, and secondly as ‘Glaciers’. These two identifications should have been listed together as a single entry. However, this has not affected subsequent folio numbering.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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