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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Arve Valley from the Servoz Road; Towards the Pointe Percée Range 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
The Arve Valley from the Servoz Road; Towards the Pointe Percée Range 1802
D04457
Turner Bequest LXXIII 60
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Mic’ bottom right
Numbered by a later hand in pencil ‘60’ and stamped in black ‘LXXIII 60’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the old Servoz road, see folios 1, 54 and 55 of this sketchbook (D04393, D04449, D04450). Other sketches from the road in this sketchbook are listed under the last of these. David Hill, in correspondence with the author,1 has identified this view of the Arve valley towards the Pointe Percée, with chalets and a cross in the foreground. The cross is presumably the same as the one in the sketch of the Tour de St Michel that follows on folio 61 (D04458), while another similar view, inscribed by Turner ‘I think St Mic’, is on folio 62 (D04459). For another of the Pointe Percée, seen from near Geneva, see folio 4 verso (D04396).
1
Letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 April 2004, Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Arve Valley from the Servoz Road; Towards the Pointe Percée Range 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-arve-valley-from-the-servoz-road-towards-the-pointe-r1133086, accessed 20 May 2022.