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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Nant d'Arpenaz, Arve Valley 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
The Nant d’Arpenaz, Arve Valley 1802
Turner Bequest LXXV 40
Pencil and white chalk on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 473 x 315 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘14’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 40’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Turner’s label for this drawing, also numbered ‘19’, reads ‘St Martin’, the location given by Finberg for this waterfall. The Nant d’Arpenaz descends into the Arve Valley from limestone crags near St Martin and Magland. For St Martin in this sketchbook see notes to D04602; Turner Bequest LXXV 10.

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Nant d’Arpenaz, Arve Valley 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-nant-darpenaz-arve-valley-r1146498, accessed 04 March 2021.