Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: Looking along the River at Stratford-upon-Avon; Mountains including Monte Rosa from near Aosta; Avise or Arvier in the Val d’Aosta

1833 and 1836

Not on display
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 190 x 113 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 88

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch) The view down the river at Stratford-upon-Avon, with the Guild Chapel over the bridge to the left and the toll house at the right, continued to the right from Holy Trinity Church on the opposite page (D29203; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 87a). See Introduction to the sketchbook for the presence of a small run of sketches at Stratford dating from 1833, as well as the majority of subjects from 1836 including the following.
ii. (above, inverted in relation to the main sketch) An Alpine panorama from near Aosta, with ‘Mt Rosa’ in the distance.
iii. (right, drawn with the page upright) A tiny thumbnail sketch of a Val d’Aosta tower and church, probably at Avise or Arvier.

David Hill
June 2010

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