The striking two-storey Pont du Château, built in 1735 to bridge the gap between two precipitous ridges, is seen here at the left. Buildings can be seen here and there on the craggy Rham plateau beyond. For other sketches in which the Pont du Château features see D28274, D28280, D28281; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 60a, 63a, 64. For a colour drawing of the subject see Tate D20249; Turner Bequest CCXXI P and one in the National Gallery of Ireland.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.419 no.1010, incorrectly catalogued as Sisteron, Basses Alpes, c.1830.
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