Joseph Mallord William Turner

Verres, Val d’Aosta, Looking towards the Convent of St Gilles with the Fort beyond

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
D29213
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 1

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts Verres in the Val d’Aosta, looking towards the convent of St Gilles, with the fort beyond. Turner sketched similar subjects in this sketchbook (D29298, D29303; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 47, 49a). The former shows the time on the clock as 12.35; here it shows 1.45.

David Hill
June 2010

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