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, uneven surface of the grey watercolour wash, the drawn pencil details are difficult to decipher. However, it is possible to make out some buildings lining the side of the road to the right and the craggy forms of the mountain slopes in the background.
For a general discussion of Turner’s expedition to the Simplon Pass see the introduction to the sketchbook.