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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountain Pass c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Mountain Pass c.1824
D20369
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 74
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 135 x 194 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 74’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the top right of this brief sketch is a rocky summit, the slope of which rolls steeply down to what appears to be a pass through the mountains. Other equally precipitous peaks recede into the distance in the background.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed ‘74’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Mountain Pass c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mountain-pass-r1202114, accessed 17 April 2024.