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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches in Savoy, ?near Aiguebelle 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Recto:
Three Sketches in Savoy, ?near Aiguebelle 1819
D14118
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 77
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 114 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIII 77’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three distinct landscape sketches. The locations are not conclusively identified although they are part of a sequence of views relating to Turner’s travels through Savoy towards the Mont Cenis pass and may represent studies of the Val Gelon between Montmélian and Aiguebelle. The middle drawing includes a ruined tower or castle situated at the foot of a hill.

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Three Sketches in Savoy, ?near Aiguebelle 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-three-sketches-in-savoy-near-aiguebelle-r1142977, accessed 06 April 2020.