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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Val d'Aosta near Villeneuve, with Château d'Argent 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?The Val d’Aosta near Villeneuve, with Château d’Argent 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIV 67
Pencil on greyish-buff laid paper, 215 x 284 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXIV 67’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this as one of 22 leaves from this sketchbook found ‘in a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “M. 16. Leaves of S. 229. Laid down.” They have been mounted on cartridge by Mr. Ruskin.’ Evidently, Ruskin isolated these drawings because they were pencil outlines, without the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook.
The tower on the mount in the distance on the right is perhaps Château d’Argent, seen also in D04561; Turner Bequest LXXIV 68 from this sketchbook.
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?The Val d’Aosta near Villeneuve, with Château d’Argent 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-val-daosta-near-villeneuve-with-chateau-dargent-r1146425, accessed 17 May 2021.