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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fort Bard, Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Recto:
Fort Bard, Val d’Aosta 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 44
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘44’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 44’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This distant view of Fort Bard is taken looking down the Vallee d’Aosta from the Issogne road, with the river to the left. It was possibly Turner’s first impression of Fort Bard approaching from Aosta.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Fort Bard, 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-fort-bard-val-daosta-r1144842, accessed 25 October 2021.