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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond 1819
D14147
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 2 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 186 x 111 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two very rough sketches of a small church surrounded by mountains. The location is currently unidentified, although Federico Crimi has suggested that the building (or buildings) may have been located on the Piedmont side of the descent from Monte Cenis.1

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

1
Crimi 2007, p.23 note 16.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Sketches of a Church, with the Alps Beyond 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-two-sketches-of-a-church-with-the-alps-beyond-r1142670, accessed 28 May 2024.