Joseph Mallord William Turner

La Salle, Val d’Aosta

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 × 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04635
Turner Bequest LXXV 43

Catalogue entry

Turner passed through La Salle on his way down the Val d’Aosta. His label for this quite careful drawing, also numbered ‘26’, reads ‘Ville de Salle Valley d’Aoust’. He also listed ‘Ville de Salle’ twice among subjects commissioned, in hand or ‘done’ at the front of his album of 1802 drawings (see Technical notes to the Grenoble sketchbook, Tate, Turner Bequest LXXIV), and noted ‘7 Salle’ in a list of French and Swiss subjects on the back of a random pencil drawing (verso of Tate D08253; Turner Bequest CXX m).
Verso:

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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