Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Mont Blanc Massif, Le Chetif and Courmayeur from above Dolonne in the Val d’Aosta

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29195
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 83 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, this sketch encompasses the Mont Blanc range from the Dent del Gigante to the left, to the Grandes Jorasses at the right, with Le Chetif to the left, and to the right the crags and ridge of La Saxe. It is taken from a viewpoint on the Col d’Arp path above the now-destroyed site of the baths of Font Vittoria, over the river from Dolonne, looking down on Dolonne at the lower edge, with Courmayeur across the Val d’Aosta to the right.

David Hill
June 2010

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