Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Strada Romana at Donnas, near Fort Bard, Val d’Aosta

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29273
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 34

Catalogue entry

These few quick lines indicate the Strada Romana Donnas, ‘Donnaz’ in Turner’s notation, looking up the Val d’Aosta.
This page was numbered as the recto by Finberg, although the opposite side (otherwise blank) was numbered in blue ink, possibly by John Ruskin, as the recto, and stamped with the Turner Bequest number accordingly. It has since been rebound, in its correct orientation, as folio 35 verso.
The other (recto) side is also inscribed with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ bottom right.

David Hill
June 2010

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