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
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.
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 18 May 2024.