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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches: A Distant View of Peronne; Massif of Mont Blanc from the Col de Voza 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Two Sketches: A Distant View of Peronne; Massif of Mont Blanc from the Col de Voza 1836
D29045
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Glacier’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The page contains two sketches:
i. (above) A distant view of Peronne, also sketched towards the other end of this sketchbook (D29168; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 70).
ii. (below) The west face of the Mont Blanc massif from the Col de Voza, inscribed ‘Glacier’ for the Glacier des Bossons. The Valley of Chamonix lies below to the left, with the Aiguille Verte at the centre. The view is continued to the right on the opposite page (D29046; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 8).
The sketch of the walled citadel at Peronne appears to have been drawn first, as Turner made his way through France between St Omer and Geneva.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Two Sketches: A Distant View of Peronne; Massif of Mont Blanc from the Col de Voza 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-two-sketches-a-distant-view-of-peronne-massif-of-mont-blanc-r1144594, accessed 18 April 2021.