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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Arve Valley, with the Castle of St Michel 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Arve Valley, with the Castle of St Michel 1802
D04640
Turner Bequest LXXV 48
Pencil, black chalk, watercolour and white gouache on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 320 x 472 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘48’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 48’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing looks back down the Arve Valley and Pelissier gorge to the castle and Tour St Michel. Turner drew similar views on his tour with H.A.J. Munro of Novar in 1836 (see, from the Val d’Aosta sketchbook, Tate D29085; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 27a, and a drawing on a separate sheet, Tate D34285; Turner Bequest CCCXLII 82).
Verso:
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Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘17’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Arve Valley, with the Castle of St Michel 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-arve-valley-with-the-castle-of-st-michel-r1146528, accessed 24 January 2021.