About this artwork

Turner was profoundly inspired by the splendour of alpine landscapes. This work dates from his 1836 tour of the Alps with the Scottish landowner Hugh Munro of Novar (1797-1864). Turner depicts the view east from the village of Chambave, looking down the Aosta valley from the bridge over the Dora Baltea river. The fortress of Ussel catches the light in the distance, while rain clouds are gathering overhead.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner