Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Mont Blanc Massif and Le Chetif from above Pré St Didier in the Val d’Aosta

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29070
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 20

Catalogue entry

Figures are seen on the road above Pré St Didier, looking up the Val d’Aosta to Le Chetif and the Mont Blanc massif. A similar view is recorded in a watercolour study (Tate D25381; Turner Bequest CCLXIII 258). This sketch is inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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