Joseph Mallord William Turner

?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
D29355
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 77 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch of a high mountain pass, with snow-poles to the left of the road and a refuge to the right, was probably made near the summit of the Mont Cenis road. The tall pole to the left, with a braced cross-bar, might mark the summit itself.

David Hill
June 2010

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