Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: Two of the Fort of L’Esseillon in the Maurienne Valley and St Michel de Maurienne

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: 148 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29226
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 7 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn with the page upright and inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. L’Esseillon from below
ii. L’Esseillon from below, a more distant view that that above, and close to the composition of a watercolour study, The Fort of L’Esseillon (National Gallery of Wales, Cardiff).1
iii. St Michel de Maurienne from below, looking over the church and fort at the left, to Mont Breguin, inscribed ‘Bre...’ above.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.471 no.1431 as ‘Swiss Mountains’.

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