Joseph Mallord William Turner

Verres, Val d’Aosta; the Bridge, Castle and Church and College of St Gilles

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 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29306
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 51

Catalogue entry

This view of Verres, Val d’Aosta, includes the bridge in centre foreground, the College and Church of St Gilles to left, and Verres Castle on its crag to right. It appears to be closely related to the watercolour, Verres, Val d’Aosta (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh)1 which however varies the form of the bridge and other buildings and does not, therefore, seem to have been made from the motif.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.472 no.1435.

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