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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures on a Mountain Road, Probably the Mont Cenis Pass 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Figures on a Mountain Road, Probably the Mont Cenis Pass 1836
D29262
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 27
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘27’ bottom right, descending vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 27’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch includes a caravan of figures on what appears to be a high mountain road, probably the crossing of the Mont Cenis Pass.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Figures on a Mountain Road, Probably the Mont Cenis Pass 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-figures-on-a-mountain-road-probably-the-mont-cenis-pass-r1144814, accessed 26 January 2021.