Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Val di Susa

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14154
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 5

Catalogue entry

This sketch is too rough to be conclusively identified, although it almost certainly shows a view within the Val di Susa (Susa Valley) between Susa and Turin. Federico Crimi has suggested it may even depict the small town of San Giorio di Susa.1 Part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 verso (Tate D14153; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 4a).

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

1
Crimi 2007, p.23 note 16.

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