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