Alpine Valley

1836
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wilton 1451

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.5 x 26.8 cm (7 5/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

42.305

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Deep, narrow valley enclosed by a gray-brown mountain on the right and a dark gray tree-clad slope on which stands a white castle, left, leading to cool gray, mist-enshrouded peaks in the distance; gray and white cloudy sky.
Armstrong identifies the view as possibly the ascent to the Tete-Noire, Switzerland.

Signed

not signed

Provenance

John Ruskin; John Edward Taylor; July 5, 1912, sold at Christie's (no. 87); Horace Gibbs; Mrs. Leonard K. Elmhirst (née Dorothy Payne Whitney); May 28, 1942, sold by Kende Galleries, New York (no.187) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1942)

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund