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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 212 × 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04573
Turner Bequest LXXIV 80

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this as one of 22 leaves from this sketchbook found ‘in a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “M. 16. Leaves of S. 229. Laid down.” They have been mounted on cartridge by Mr. Ruskin.’ Evidently, Ruskin isolated these drawings because they were pencil outlines, without the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook.
In 1802 Turner passed through the village of Liddes as he descended the Val d’Entremont towards Orsières (see from this sketchbook D04572; Turner Bequest LXXIV 79), en route towards the Valais and Martigny. Turner’s stop to make this quick sketch is noted by David Hill.1
1
Hill 1992, p.89.
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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