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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Château d'Argent above Villeneuve, Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Verso:
Château d’Argent above Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 59a
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Watermarked ‘Auondo’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Grass’ and ‘R color Crag [?]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Châtel d’Argent Castle, Val d’Aosta, is viewed here from above the tower house (known as the Tour Colin) at La Crete opposite Villeneuve, with the old church at Villeneuve in the left foreground and the lower bridge to the right. Turner’s inscriptions note ‘Grass’ to the right of the church and ‘R[?ed] color Crag [?]’ below the castle. The scenery here is more or less continued to the left in the sketch on the recto (D29322; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 59).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Château d’Argent above Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta 1836 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chateau-dargent-above-villeneuve-val-daosta-r1144873, accessed 05 March 2021.