Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Arve Valley, with the Castle of St Michel

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 320 x 472 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04640
Turner Bequest LXXV 48

Catalogue entry

This drawing looks back down the Arve Valley and Pelissier gorge to the castle and Tour St Michel. Turner drew similar views on his tour with H.A.J. Munro of Novar in 1836 (see, from the Val d’Aosta sketchbook, Tate D29085; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 27a, and a drawing on a separate sheet, Tate D34285; Turner Bequest CCCXLII 82).
Verso:
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Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘17’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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