Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Arc in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14123
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 79 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch represents a view in the Maurienne Valley which lies in Savoy approximately twenty miles east of Chambéry. Turner journeyed through the valley on the way to the Pass of Mont Cenis. The location is not conclusively identified but the river winding its way through the heart of the composition is the River Arc.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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