Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy; Including Two of St-Jean-de-Maurienne

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
D14130
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 83

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches relating to Turner’s journey through the Maurienne valley in Savoy, en route to the Mont Cenis pass. The two uppermost studies depict views of St-Jean-de-Maurienne, the capital city of the valley. The top scene is very rough but appears to represent a general topographical from a distance, whilst the middle composition includes a vista from within the city centre including the Romanesque belltower of the cathedral of St John the Baptist.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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