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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Val d'Aosta 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?The Val d’Aosta 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIV 89
Pencil on greyish-buff paper, 218 x 282 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘89’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIV 89’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg listed this leaf as ‘part of a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “R. 277. Grenoble series. Inferior drawings.”’ The drawings in this group are pencil outlines, lacking the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook.
This unidentified scene might be in the Val d’Aosta.
See D40200; a sketch of Château d’Argent, above Villeneuve, Val d’Aosta

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?The Val d’Aosta 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-r1146447, accessed 15 January 2021.