Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Mountains, within the French Alps

1820

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16674
Turner Bequest CXCII 17 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three, or perhaps four, rough sketches of mountainous landscape relating to Turner’s return journey across the Alps between Piedmont and Savoy. The precise locations are unknown although they are likely to depict views from the north (French) side of the Mont Cenis pass. The artist has annotated the vista in the top left-hand corner with notes concerning the colours of the sky and snow.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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