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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Distant Mountains; One with Mont Cenis 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Two Views of Distant Mountains; One with Mont Cenis 1820
D16709
Turner Bequest CXCII 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘35’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 35’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches of landscapes with distant mountains. The views remain unidentified although Turner has annotated the upper vista with the location of Mont Cenis. Similar studies can be found on folios 34 verso and 35 (D16706 and D16707; Turner Bequest CXCII 33a and 34).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Distant Mountains; One with Mont Cenis 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-views-of-distant-mountains-one-with-mont-cenis-r1142609, accessed 15 January 2021.