This view of a bluff on the Dora Baltea river, looking up the Val d’Aosta from near Sarre, effectively continues the sketch on the facing page of the sketchbook (D29317; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 56a) to the right. Aymavilles Church stands at the left, and the Château d’Argent and the spire of the convent at St Pierre at the right. Turner painted the same material but in a distinct treatment in a watercolour study of From Sarre Looking Towards Aymavilles in the Val d’Aosta (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, London 1979, p.471 no.1430 as ‘A scene in the Val d’Aosta’.
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