Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of the ?Alps

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16671
Turner Bequest CXCII 16

Catalogue entry

This page contains two very rough sketches of mountainous views, probably the Alps. Turner has heavily annotated the sheet with inscriptions describing the colours and atmospheric properties of the landscape including notes concerning ‘Fog rising’ and ‘some Shadows darker than the Blue Sky Cloud warm’.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like

In the shop