Joseph Mallord William Turner

View in the Mountains, Savoy

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14100
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 67

Catalogue entry

Finberg tentatively identified this sketch as a view of the Valley of the Dora on the Italian side of the Alps after the Mont Cenis pass.1 It is not clear, however, how he arrived at this identification and the drawing is more likely to represent a view in Savoy on the road to Chambéry or Lanslebourg. The scene is rather rough and schematic although the profile of the mountains has been carefully outlined.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.505.

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