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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Descent to Lanslebourg from the Mont Cenis Pass 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Verso:
The Descent to Lanslebourg from the Mont Cenis Pass 1836
D29251
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 21a
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Lansleburg’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner’s view looks down into the Maurienne Valley and ‘Lansleburg’ from a high viewpoint on the road to the Mont Cenis Pass; there are roadside crosses in the foreground and carts and resting figures to the right.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘The Descent to Lanslebourg from the Mont Cenis Pass 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-the-descent-to-lanslebourg-from-the-mont-cenis-pass-r1144803, accessed 26 February 2021.