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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 84 Verso:
Four Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819
D14133
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 84 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 114 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘St [...]’ bottom right of bottom sketch
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches of views within the Maurienne valley in Savoy. The precise locations have not been identified although the top study depicts a bridge and the bottom scene includes a house or a church. Turner’s drawing style is rather rough and schematic suggesting that he was working at speed in challenging conditions and from a moving vehicle.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Views in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 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-views-in-the-maurienne-valley-savoy-r1142992, accessed 30 November 2021.