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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Château d'Argent and Villeneuve, Looking up the Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Château d’Argent and Villeneuve, Looking up the Val d’Aosta 1836
D29328
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 62
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘62’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 62’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta, includes the old church in foreground, Château d’Argent above left and the tower house (or Tour Colin) at La Crete to the right. Turner recorded similar material, from a rather different viewpoint, in a watercolour of Chatel Argent, Villenueve, Val d’Aosta (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin).1

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.473 no. 1442 as ‘Landscape with river, ?1836’.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Château d’Argent and Villeneuve, Looking up the 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-and-villeneuve-looking-up-the-val-daosta-r1144878, accessed 07 December 2021.