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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mont Blanc from the Arve Valley 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Mont Blanc from the Arve Valley 1802
Turner Bequest LXXV 47
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 310 x 470 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘34’ bottom left and in red ink ‘47’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 47’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view is taken from a road running above and to left of the river, looking towards the Mont Blanc massif. Finberg states that this sheet was withdrawn from the Fourth Loan Collection on account of fading of the blue watercolour.
Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘16’ within a circle

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Mont Blanc from the Arve Valley 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-from-the-arve-valley-r1146527, accessed 23 June 2024.