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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mont Emilius from near Villeneuve, Val d'Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Recto:
Mont Emilius from near Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta 1836
D29332
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 64
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R’ twice
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘64’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 64’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Mont Emilius (centre) is seen here from near Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta; there is also the faint indication of a tower, possibly that of Château d’Argent, in the right foreground. Turner’s inscription may refer to red light catching the mountain peaks at sunset.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Mont Emilius from near Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta 1836 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mont-emilius-from-near-villeneuve-val-daosta-r1144882, accessed 22 May 2022.