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.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.481 no.1515, as ‘Swiss valley scene’.
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