Joseph Mallord William TurnerView in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy, on the Road to the Mont Cenis Pass 1819

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Artist
Title
View in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy, on the Road to the Mont Cenis Pass
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
D14137
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 86 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Verso:
View in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy, on the Road to the Mont Cenis Pass 1819
D14137
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 86 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘M Cenis’ centre right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rather sparse, schematic sketch depicts a view of the Maurienne Valley in Savoy. As Turner’s inscription indicates, the prospect looks east in the direction of Mont Cenis.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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