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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mont Blanc and Slopes of the Aiguille de Bionnassay 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Mont Blanc and Slopes of the Aiguille de Bionnassay 1802
D04594
Turner Bequest LXXV 3a
Pencil and white chalk on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x473 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Biona’ towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 3a’ top left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Maurice Guillaud, in the 1981 Paris catalogue, identified this subject as Mont Blanc from near le Prarion, and Turner’s inscription as an abbreviation of ‘Bionassay’, which would indicate the lower slopes of the Aiguille de Bionnassay.

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Mont Blanc and Slopes of the Aiguille de Bionnassay 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mont-blanc-and-slopes-of-the-aiguille-de-bionnassay-r1146475, accessed 23 June 2024.