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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches in the Arve Valley near Cluses and ?Bonneville 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Verso:
Three Sketches in the Arve Valley near Cluses and ?Bonneville 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 29a
Pencil on white wove paper, 190 x 113 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?] Cluses’, ‘Road’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches in the Arve Valley:
i. (with the page in the upright position at the top) An extremely hasty note of a mountain profile, inscribed ‘Cluses[?]’.
ii. (centre) An equally hasty note of a village in a mountain valley.
iii. (at the bottom of the page with the page turned to the horizontal) Mountains, a church and a ‘Road’, probably near Bonneville and possibly the continuation to the left of a sketch formerly present on the page opposite, now missing.1

David Hill
June 2010

The sequence of blue page numbers is interrupted here by a missing folio. The next numbered page present is that numbered ‘31’ by Ruskin. The missing page was catalogued as missing by Finberg and a blank page has been bound into the sketchbook to mark the deficiency; see Technical notes to the sketchbook.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Three Sketches in the Arve Valley near Cluses and ?Bonneville 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-in-the-arve-valley-near-cluses-and-bonneville-r1144638, accessed 03 December 2021.