Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mont Blanc from near St Martin

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04484
Turner Bequest LXXIII 74 a

Catalogue entry

On his way to Chamonix and Mont Blanc, Turner followed the Arve valley, crossed the bridge at St Martin and took the old road to Servoz. This view of Mont Blanc was made near St Martin. Turner made another, slighter sketch of the same view on folio75 of this sketchbook (D04485). A further view of Mont Blanc from nearby is on folio 54 (D04449).

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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