Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond

1819

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 186 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14147
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 2 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two very rough sketches of a small church surrounded by mountains. The location is currently unidentified, although Federico Crimi has suggested that the building (or buildings) may have been located on the Piedmont side of the descent from Monte Cenis.1

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

1
Crimi 2007, p.23 note 16.

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