Not on display
Turner executed most of his sketches documenting the mountainous landscape to and from the Simplon Pass on sheets prepared with a grey watercolour wash. The dark and uneven nature of this ground often renders these pencil drawings difficult to see, and in this instance, the only clear details are the sharp, triangular peak of a mountain near the top left-hand corner, and the trunk of a tree interrupting the bottom left-hand foreground. The precise location of the view is impossible to determine.
For a general discussion of Turner’s expedition to the Simplon Pass see the introduction to the sketchbook.