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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Val di Susa 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
?Val di Susa 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘284’ top right and ‘5’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIV 5’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is too rough to be conclusively identified, although it almost certainly shows a view within the Val di Susa (Susa Valley) between Susa and Turin. Federico Crimi has suggested it may even depict the small town of San Giorio di Susa.1 Part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 verso (Tate D14153; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 4a).

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

Crimi 2007, p.23 note 16.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Val di Susa 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2012, 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-val-di-susa-r1142677, accessed 19 May 2024.