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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Sketches of the Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Four Sketches of the Lake on the Mont Cenis Pass 1836
D29230
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 9a
Pencil on white wove paper, 148 x 104 mm
Watermarked ‘[B. Arnos]so’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Brann’, ‘Lake’ [twice], ‘Isser’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches, drawn with the page upright:
i. (top) The Mont Cenis Pass from the south side, looking north across the ‘Lake’ towards the Pointe de la Grande Casse, inscribed ‘Isser’, presumably referring to the Isère Valley, which is beyond this range.
ii. The Mont Cenis Pass looking ?south across the lake, inscr ‘Brann’ [possibly Brunn, but either way meaning obscure].
iii. The Mont Cenis Pass; a similar view across the ‘Lake’ to that above, but from a lower viewpoint.
iv. (bottom, inverted in relation to the other three sketches) The Mont Cenis Pass from the lake shore, perhaps looking north again.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Four Sketches of the Lake on 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-four-sketches-of-the-lake-on-the-mont-cenis-pass-r1144782, accessed 23 January 2021.