Joseph Mallord William Turner

Perloz, Val d’Aosta, with the Fort above Pont St Martin

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29275
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 35

Catalogue entry

Perloz, or ‘Perto’ in Turner’s inscription, in the Val d’Aosta is seen here possibly from near Carema; this is a quick and scrappy sketch of the fort above Pont St Martin, with a church spire in foreground and another on the hillside beyond.

David Hill
June 2010

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