Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château d’Argent and Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta, From the West

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29364
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 83

Catalogue entry

Here, Château d’Argent and Villeneuve are seen from the west, on the road to Introd. Turner painted a similar but distinct view in a watercolour of Chatel Argent and Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh).1 This sketch includes a round tower, perhaps Roman, above Villeneuve seen elsewhere in this sketchbook (D29372, D29373; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 87, 88). The tower has now disappeared save for foundations, to be seen on the lower of two terraced mounds by the middle school at Villeneuve.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.472 no.1434.

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