J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Ascent to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Verso:
?Ascent to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819
D14035
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 29 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Near Mt M...]’ top centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts a mountainous landscape with a road and a building at the centre of the composition. The drawing is too rough to be conclusively identified, and the inscription is hard to decipher but it is likely to depict a view from the ascent to the Pass of Mont Cenis in the French Alps. For a more detailed discussion of the Mont Cenis pass and Turner’s related Alpine sketches see the Introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Ascent to the Pass of Mont Cenis 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ascent-to-the-pass-of-mont-cenis-r1142895, accessed 25 January 2022.