Chatel Argent and the Val d'Aosta from above Villeneuve
Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, London 1775–1851 London)
Watercolor and gouache over graphite
sheet: 10 1/8 x 12 in. (25.7 x 30.5 cm)
Gift of Harold K. Hochschild, 1940
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription on back of old mount reads: "Val D Aosta/ by JMW Turner Esq. RA". A notice from a catalogue once pasted on the mat reads: "9 Chatel Argent, Val d'Aosta/ J.M.W. Turner, R.A. /..." [the remainder describes the view, and relates it to sketches in the Fort Bard Sketch Book at the Tate.]
Marking: Old graphite framing lines at bottom edge
Thomas Greenwood (British, 19th century); Possibly Christie's, London, Greenwood sale, 3/12-13/1875, lot 249 or 254; C. J. Pooley (British); Leggatt Brothers (London); Harold K. Hochschild (American, New York 1892–1981 New York), bought from Leggatt Jan. 28, 1931; Donor: Harold K. Hochschild (American, New York 1892–1981 New York)
Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Italy. "Joseph Mallord William Turner: Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée d'Aoste," July 8, 2000–October 8, 2000.
Not in Wilton (related to Wilton 1434 and 1442)
Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. "A Gift of Prints and Drawings: The Drawings." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 35, no. 8, New York, August 1940, p. 157.
David Hill Joseph Mallord Turner : Le Mont Blanc et la Vallée d'Aoste. [Published to accompany the exhibition of Turner, Mont Blanc and the Valley of Aosta at the Archaeological Museum of Aosta, 8 July-8 October 2000]. Pregione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, Studio Roberta Ciappi, Milan, 2000, cat. no. 49, ill.