Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of Mountains ?near Susa

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14063
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 46 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches of mountainous landscape which Turner has annotated with notes concerning colour and geographical details. The studies are too rough to be conclusively identified but the views almost certainly relate to the artist’s journey through the Alps via the Pass of Mont Cenis, possibly on the approach to Susa. For a general discussion and further sketches see the Introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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