Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches on the Mont Cenis Pass

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29363
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 82 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches:
i. (top left) A view across ‘Water’, the lake of Mont Cenis to the ‘Hos’[pice].
ii. (bottom left) The hospice and lake of the Mont Cenis Pass.
iii. (right, drawn with the page upright) A mountain panorama, with a building on an eminence
Finberg records an inscription by Turner noting ‘Mt Cenis’ but this is not apparent today.

David Hill
June 2010

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