Turner’s label for this drawing is inscribed ‘Contamines Mt Blanc a Bonne Homme Mountain’. It is numbered ‘12’, as is the drawing. Turner passed through the village of Les Contamines, in the Val Montjoie, after climbing the Col de Voza and before negotiating the Col du Bonhomme, on his way from Chamonix to Courmayeur. A coloured view from this sketchbook of the village at sunrise (D04616; Turner Bequest LXXV 24) indicates an overnight stay, as David Hill has described.1
David Hill, Turner in the Alps: The Journey through France & Switzerland in 1802, London 1992, p.67.