Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mountains, Looking towards St Gervais-les-Bains

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 × 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04391
Turner Bequest LXXIII

Catalogue entry

Following Turner’s inscription, David Hill has confirmed in correspondence with the author Finberg’s identification of this very slight sketch.1 It shows a view towards St Gervais-les-Bains, taken from the old road from St Martin to Servoz. At this point Turner was following the Arve valley south towards Mont Blanc on the outward stage of his Alpine journey.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

1
David Hill, letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 March 2004, Tate catalogue files.

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