Not on display
Turner executed most of his sketches documenting the mountainous landscape near 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 granulation of the wash also obscures the details. Other than the jagged peaks near the top left-hand corner the view is indecipherable and 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.