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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Sketches at Arnad, Barme and Issogne, Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
Four Sketches at Arnad, Barme and Issogne, Val d’Aosta 1836
D29294
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Watermarked ‘Fratelli’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Arnaz, Balm Valley’, ‘Balm’, ‘1’, ‘3’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘45’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 45’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches:
i. (main sketch, the first of five sketches continued on the opposite page (D29293; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 44a) ‘1’ A fortified house on an eminence, looking down the Val d’Aosta at Arnad (or Arnaz) next to Barme, inscribed ‘Arnaz, Balm Valley’ lower right.
ii. (bottom left, the third of five sketches continued opposite (D29293) ‘3’ Looking north up the Val d’Aosta from near ‘Balm’ towards Verres, with Arnad church bottom right.
iii. (lower centre) Roadside buildings at Arnad, relating to sketch (ii) on the opposite page (D29293).
iv. (lower right) Issogne Castle, relating to sketch (i) on the opposite page (D29293).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Four Sketches at Arnad, Barme and Issogne, 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-at-arnad-barme-and-issogne-val-daosta-r1144844, accessed 26 July 2021.