Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fort Bard, Val d’Aosta

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
D29290
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 43

Catalogue entry

Fort Bard, Val d’Aosta, is seen here from the north, in a near view with the bridge in the foreground. A related watercolour of Fort Bard (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight)1 is evidently from a rather different viewpoint since there is no view here of Bard church spire in the valley to the left; the closer source may have been the sketch on the verso (D29291; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 43a).

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.481 no.1515.

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