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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Glaciers and Waterfall in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Verso:
Glaciers and Waterfall in the Maurienne Valley, Savoy 1819
D14121
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 78 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 185 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Glier’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch represents a view in the Maurienne Valley in Savoy which Turner journeyed through on the way to the Pass of Mont Cenis. The location is not conclusively identified but the artist has annotated the composition with the position of a glacier and there appears to be a waterfall streaming down the steep slopes on the right.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Glaciers and Waterfall 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-glaciers-and-waterfall-in-the-maurienne-valley-savoy-r1142980, accessed 03 December 2020.