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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches: Dole from the South-West; Two Thumbnail Sketches of Aosta 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Verso:
Three Sketches: Dole from the South-West; Two Thumbnail Sketches of Aosta 1836
D29057
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 13a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch) The church of Notre Dame at Dole from the south-west, mills and water-works in the foreground.
ii. (bottom centre) A thumbnail sketch of Aosta perhaps from the north-east.
iii. (bottom right) A thumbnail sketch of Aosta from the north-east, this time a more distant view, continued to the right on the opposite page (D29058; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 14).
Dole lies south-east of Dijon, the subject of preceding pages in the sketchbook, on the direct route from Dijon to Geneva. The sketches of Aosta were clearly squeezed into any available space as the book filled up.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Three Sketches: Dole from the South-West; Two Thumbnail Sketches of Aosta 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-three-sketches-dole-from-the-south-west-two-thumbnail-r1144606, accessed 06 December 2021.