Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches from Courmayeur, Looking down the Val d’Aosta

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29078
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 24

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch) Courmayeur church and terrace from below, looking down the Val d’Aosta.
ii. (above right) From above Courmayeur, looking down the Val d’Aosta, with Courmayeur church to the left.
Turner sketched a similar view to both these sketches in a watercolour study (Tate D36230; Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 368), but from a distinct viewpoint.

David Hill
June 2010

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