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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Arve with Distant Aiguilles 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
The River Arve with Distant Aiguilles 1802
D04593
Turner Bequest LXXV 3
Pencil and white chalk on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x 473 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Arve’ above river, right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 3’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Turner’s inscription indicates the River Arve, which Turner followed on his approach to Chamonix.

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Arve with Distant Aiguilles 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-river-arve-with-distant-aiguilles-r1146474, accessed 21 April 2021.