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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Sketches of the Maurienne Valley and the River Arc; Including One of Aiguebelle 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Recto:
Four Sketches of the Maurienne Valley and the River Arc; Including One of Aiguebelle 1819
D14120
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 78
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 114 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Fl[...]’ bottom right of top sketch, ‘arc’ bottom left of second sketch from top, and ‘aigubelle’ bottom right of bottom sketch
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 78’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches of the Maurienne Valley which lies in Savoy approximately twenty miles east of Chambéry. As Turner’s inscription notes the River Arc runs through the valley and it is also the location for the town of Aiguebelle, see folio 77 verso (D14119).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Sketches of the Maurienne Valley and the River Arc; Including One of Aiguebelle 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-sketches-of-the-maurienne-valley-and-the-river-arc-r1142979, accessed 23 August 2019.