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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Le Brévent and Part of Mont Blanc from the Servoz Road 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 73 Verso:
Le Brévent and Part of Mont Blanc from the Servoz Road 1802
D04482
Turner Bequest LXXIII 73a
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk, on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sallanch. Cham’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 73a’ bottom right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As identified by David Hill in correspondence with the author,1 this view of the Brévent and part of Mont Blanc, at centre and right respectively, was made from the old Servoz road, which Turner took on his way to Chamonix and Courmayeur. See especially folio 55 in this sketchbook (D04450) for another sketch of the Brévent made near the village of Passy, on the same route.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

1
Letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 April 2004, Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Le Brévent and Part of Mont Blanc from the Servoz Road 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-le-brevent-and-part-of-mont-blanc-from-the-servoz-road-r1133111, accessed 01 December 2020.