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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Landscape Sketches; Including One of the ?Val d'Isère 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
Four Landscape Sketches; Including One of the ?Val d’Isère 1820
D16662
Turner Bequest CXCII 11 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Val d’Isere la Roi]’ top centre. Also ‘B’, ‘G’ and [?Rd]’ within right-hand sketch, parallel with right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains at least four distinct landscape sketches: three drawn with the sketchbook held horizontally and one lying parallel with the right-hand edge. All of the drawings are very rough and the individual locations have not been identified. However, the uppermost vista clearly depicts a church on a hill and is labelled with an inscription which possibly indicates somewhere within the ‘Val d’Isère’.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Landscape Sketches; Including One of the ?Val d’Isère 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-four-landscape-sketches-including-one-of-the-val-disere-r1142561, accessed 22 June 2024.