Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Arve Valley from the Servoz Road; Towards the Pointe Percée Range

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 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04457
Turner Bequest LXXIII 60

Catalogue entry

For the old Servoz road, see folios 1, 54 and 55 of this sketchbook (D04393, D04449, D04450). Other sketches from the road in this sketchbook are listed under the last of these. David Hill, in correspondence with the author,1 has identified this view of the Arve valley towards the Pointe Percée, with chalets and a cross in the foreground. The cross is presumably the same as the one in the sketch of the Tour de St Michel that follows on folio 61 (D04458), while another similar view, inscribed by Turner ‘I think St Mic’, is on folio 62 (D04459). For another of the Pointe Percée, seen from near Geneva, see folio 4 verso (D04396).
1
Letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 April 2004, Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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