Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, London 1775–1851 London)
Watercolor and gouache over graphite
sheet: 7 3/4 x 11 in. (19.7 x 28 cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Possibly Thomas Greenwood (British, 19th century), sold at the following; Christie's, London, March 12-13, 1875, lot 245 or 247 (both titled "Sisteron"); John Edward Taylor (British)(by 1891), sold at the following; Sale, Christie's, London, July 5 & 8, 1912, lot 53; Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London), bought at the preceding; Mrs Arthur A. Allen, London, sold at the following; Sale, Sotheby's, London, May 15, 1957, no. 63, repr.; Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London), bought at the preceding; Donor: Walter C. Baker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.
Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Italy. "Joseph Mallord William Turner: Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée d'Aoste," July 8, 2000–October 8, 2000.
Wilton 1450 (as "Sisteron, Basse Alpes")
Christie, Manson and Woods Catalogue of the Highly Important and Beautiful Collection of Water-Colour Drawings formed with Great Taste and Judgment by that Well-Known Amateur Thomas Greenwood, Esq. Sale cat. London, March 12–13, 1875, cat. no. lot 245 or 247.
William Brockedon Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps: by which Italy communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany. Henry G. Bohn, vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. London, 1877.
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School, etc.. Royal Academy of Arts, London, Winter 1891, cat. no. 85.
Sir Walter Armstrong Turner. Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., Charles Scribner's Sons, 2 vols., 1902, p. 277.
Christie, Manson and Woods Catalogue of the Highly Important Collection of Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. and Modern Pictures and Drawings formed by the late John Edward Taylor, Esq. Sale cat. London, July 5 and 8, 1912, cat. no. 53, p. 20.
Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. Centenary Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.. February–March, 1951, cat. no. 68.
Art Prices Current. William Dawson & Sons Ltd., May 15, 1957, cat. no. 3246, p. 128.
Otto Gerson Gallery Joseph Mallord William Turner Watercolors and Drawings. Exh. cat. November 9– December 10, 1960, cat. no. 30.
Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 110, p. 62.
Andrew Wilton J.M.W. Turner: His Art and Life. Rizzoli, New York, 1979, cat. no. 1450, p. 474, ill.
Lindsay Stainton J.M.W. Turner Watercolors from the British Museum. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA., 1982, cat. no. 74, p. 75, ill.
Charles Nugent, Melva Croal "Collectors of Turner Watercolors in Nineteenth Century Manchester": Turner Watercolors from Manchester. Ex. cat. The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1997-May 24, 1998, pp. 15-20.
Philip Rylands The Timeless Eye: Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Pontiatowski Collection Exh. cat., Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. G. H. Verlag, Berlin, September-December 1999, cat. no. 93, pp. 200-201, ill.
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. 74, pp. 292-3, ill.