Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Hospice and Lake of the Mont Cenis Pass

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
D29365
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 83 a

Catalogue entry

This very quick sketch of the Mont Cenis Pass, looking across the ‘Lake’ (right) to the ‘Hos’[pice] (centre), was possibly snatched as Turner passed by in a moving coach.

David Hill
June 2010

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