Joseph Mallord William Turner

Valley near the Simplon Pass

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 121 x 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16895
Turner Bequest CXCIV 3 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains a faint sketch of a valley surrounded by mountains, representing a location somewhere within the Swiss Alps near the Simplon Pass. Like many leaves within this sketchbook, the sheet has been prepared with a grey watercolour wash and Turner appears to have lifted or scratched out dots and passages of white, perhaps to indicate falling snow.

Nicola Moorby
April 2011

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