About this artwork

Alpine peaks and glacial valleys provided Turner with perfect subjects for exploring the effects of coloured light through atmospheric mist. He seized the full potential of watercolour to evoke the magnificent scale and natural splendour of the Swiss scenery. This work was probably made sometime around 1836, during his first visit when touring France, Switzerland and the Val d'Aosta, when he was accompanied by the young Scottish landowner, amateur painter and enthusiastic patron, Hugh Munro of Novar.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner