Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Aosta

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 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29330
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 63

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:

i. (top) Aosta from the south, with the spire of Sant’Orso pointing directly to the summit of the Grand Combin in the background.
ii. (bottom, squeezed into the remainder of the page) The Ponte Suza at Aosta from downstream towards Pollein looking up the Val d’Aosta to the Mont Paramont/Doravidi range above the Val Grisenche.
These two sketches are related to two larger pencil drawings, which record almost exactly the same views (Tate D34888, D34898; Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 394, 404).

David Hill
June 2010

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