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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Sketches: Arras; Storm in the ?Arve Valley; From above Sallanches; and From Pré St Didier in the Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Verso:
Four Sketches: Arras; Storm in the ?Arve Valley; From above Sallanches; and From Pré St Didier in the Val d’Aosta 1836
D29169
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 70a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?] Leggis’, ‘Pal Pisa Salanche’, ‘Lessux’, ‘Veran’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches:
i. (main sketch, drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook) The continuation to the right of the sketch of Arras on the facing page (D29170; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 71).
ii. (right, drawn with the page upright) Storm over mountains, probably in the Arve Valley, inscribed ‘[?] Leggis’
iii. (centre right, drawn with the page upright) ‘Pal Pisa Salanche’, that is from above Sallanches, looking over the church and town to the Aiguille de Varens.
iv. (bottom left, inverted in relation to the main sketch) From near the baths at Pré St Didier in the Vall d’Aosta, with the church spire below right, and looking to Pallusieux (‘Lessux’ in Turner’s notation) and Verrand (‘Veran’) with Le Chetif to the left and the Mont Blanc range beyond.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Four Sketches: Arras; Storm in the ?Arve Valley; From above Sallanches; and From Pré St Didier in 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-four-sketches-arras-storm-in-the-arve-valley-from-above-r1144717, accessed 24 September 2021.