Not on display
Turner has divided this page into five or six individual sketches featuring views from the road through the Simplon Pass (see the sketchbook introduction). Many are too faint or schematic to be conclusively identified. However, the study of the small building and bridge near the top left-hand corner of the sheet represents the chapel of the Virgin Mary at Gabi (present-day Gabi/Gstein), a small village at the western end of the narrow Gondo Gorge (Gondoschlucht).
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, no.109.
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