Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Mountainous Landscape

1820

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16643
Turner Bequest CXCII 2

Catalogue entry

This page contains two landscape sketches of mountainous landscape. The draughtsmanship is very rough and the locations are currently unidentified although they perhaps relate to Turner’s passage through the Alps via the Mont Cenis pass, see folio 2 verso (D16643). The upper vista depicts a road winding its way towards a distant building, and the lower prospect includes a castle or town visible in the middle distance on the left-hand side.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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