Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fort Bard, Looking down the Val d’Aosta

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D29272
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 33

Catalogue entry

Looking down the Val d’Aosta, this sketch provides a detailed view of the village and Fort Bard from a near viewpoint. The detail of the village possibly informed the watercolour of Fort Bard (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight)1 but the fort is there taken from a different angle.
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.481 no.1515, as ‘Swiss valley scene’.
Verso:
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David Hill
June 2010

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