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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Montjovet, Looking up the Val d'Aosta from near Berriaz 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 53 Recto:
Montjovet, Looking up the Val d’Aosta from near Berriaz 1836
D29308
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 52
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Watermarked ‘Auondo’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘52’ top left, running vertically, and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIV 52’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Montjovet, Val d’Aosta, is taken from near Berriaz. Turner painted a similar subject in a watercolour study of Montjovet Castle, Val d’Aosta, from near Berriaz (private collection, USA).1

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.472 no 1437, as ‘An Alpine Pass’.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Montjovet, Looking up the Val d’Aosta from near Berriaz 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-montjovet-looking-up-the-val-daosta-from-near-berriaz-r1144858, accessed 19 October 2021.