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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches in the Maurienne Valley 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Three Sketches in the Maurienne Valley 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 10a
Pencil on white wove paper, 148 x 104 mm
Watermarked ‘B. Arnos[so]’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Arce’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches, drawn with the page upright:
i. (top) A view along the Maurienne Valley closed by very sharp peaks, with a large building – possibly a factory – to the left. This might be the view from near Bramans down the valley to the Pointe des Sarasins.
ii. The view along a relatively wide stretch of the Maurienne Valley, curving gently left, with a large mountain to the right falling precipitously to the valley floor; possibly the Dent Parrachée or Pointe Renod.
iii. A view along the River ‘Arce’ [Arc] with a relatively straight stretch of road, and flat valley floor, perhaps with a church on rising ground in the left distance

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Three Sketches in the Maurienne Valley 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-maurienne-valley-r1144784, accessed 28 January 2022.