J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Mountain Pass; ?St Gotthard. Building to the Right 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Verso:
A Mountain Pass; ?St Gotthard. Building to the Right 1802
D04693
Turner Bequest LXXVI 36a
Pencil on white laid paper, 201 x 156 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘The other half of this is on page 37. J.R.’ above lower margin
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view, drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued as Ruskin observed on folio 37 (D04694), is probably another of its various drawings of the Reuss valley; for these see note to folio 30 (Tate D04686). It was probably made on the approaches to Wassen.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Mountain Pass; ?St Gotthard. Building to the Right 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-mountain-pass-st-gotthard-building-to-the-right-r1133168, accessed 29 August 2014.