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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner From Magland, Looking Back towards Cluses 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 53 Recto:
From Magland, Looking Back towards Cluses 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIII 53
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Magland’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 53’ bottom let, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Magland is in the Arve valley between Cluses and Sallanches. As he approached the Mont Blanc massif, Turner was now making many more drawings in his larger St Gothard and Mont Blanc sketchbook (Tate D04590–D04648; D41390–D41391; Turner Bequest LXXV). His study of ‘The Aiguillette, Valley of Cluses’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester), a view of the peak of La Croix de Fer, was made from Oex, between Magland and Sallanches. Here, Turner is looking back towards Cluses, for which see especially folio 49 of this sketchbook (D04444) and also folios 50–2 (D004445–D04447).

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘From Magland, Looking Back towards Cluses 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-from-magland-looking-back-towards-cluses-r1133077, accessed 22 May 2018.