Not on display
This view of a valley amidst mountains documents part of Turner’s expedition into the Swiss Alps as far as the Simplon Pass. Owing to the dark surface of the grey watercolour wash, the drawn pencil details are difficult to decipher. However, it is possible to make out the craggy forms of the mountain slopes and some annotations by the artist noting the position of the road and other scenic features.
For a general discussion of Turner’s expedition to the Simplon Pass see the introduction to the sketchbook.