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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Recto:
Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819
D14104
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 69
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 69’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis, a town in Savoy at the foot of the Col du Mont Cenis. Turner’s viewpoint is from the west with the Glacier du Roc des Lignes towering in the background.1 The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 68 verso (D14103). Further sketches relating the return journey through Lanslebourg can be found in the Return from Italy sketchbook (see for example Tate D16681; Turner Bequest CXCII 20), whilst a similar study dating from a later European tour can be found in the Fort Bard sketchbook of 1836 (Tate D29231; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 10).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

1
Finberg 1930, p.15.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Lanslebourg, on the Road to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lanslebourg-on-the-road-to-the-pass-of-mont-cenis-r1142963, accessed 05 September 2015.