Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches from above Susa, Looking towards San Michele

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
D29302
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 49

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:
i. (above) From the Mont Cenis road above Susa, looking along the Susa valley towards the Sacra di San Michele near Sant’Ambrogio at the foot of the valley; inscribed in the distance ‘St Michael’ and in the mid-distance ‘Mont Vanche [?]’. Turner drew the same sketch from a lower viewpoint in sketch (ii) on the facing page of the sketchbook (D29301; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 48a), and the same subject from higher up in the following sketch.
ii. (below, inverted in relation to (i) From the Mont Cenis road above Susa, looking along the Susa valley towards the Sacra di San Michele near Sant’Ambrogio, from a higher viewpoint than sketch (i).

David Hill
June 2010

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