Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14126
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 81

Catalogue entry

This page contains four distinct views of the Maurienne Valley in Savoy. Turner travelled through the valley as part of the route between Chambéry and the Mont Cenis pass and made a number of sketches of the passing scenery. The second and third studies from the top are fairly rough, schematic drawings of generic mountainous landscape. The top sketch, however, depicts buildings within a town or village, although the location has not been identified. There appears to be curious vertical structure on the right-hand side of the composition
The drawing at the bottom represents the top of a composition that has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 81 verso (D14127).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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