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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Distant View of Susa, with the Alps Beyond 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
?Distant View of Susa, with the Alps Beyond 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 1 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this landscape sketch is currently unidentified. It appears to depict a town or village lying with an open plain beneath mountains and therefore may represent a distant view of Susa, the first town in Italy after crossing through the Alps at Mont Cenis. Alternatively it may show a location on the approach to Monte Cenis from the French side.1 The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 2 (D14146).

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

Federico Crimi, ‘J.M.W. Turner e il Verbano: 1819: Torino, Milano e il Sempione’, in Verbanus, no.28, 2007, p.23 note 16.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Distant View of Susa, with the Alps Beyond 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-distant-view-of-susa-with-the-alps-beyond-r1142668, accessed 19 May 2024.