Joseph Mallord William Turner
Chillon 1841

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Chillon
From Fribourg, Lausanne and Geneva Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCCXXXII
Date 1841
Medium Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 229 x 293 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33483
Turner Bequest CCCXXXII 13
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A sheet from Turner's 'Fribourg, Lausanne and Geneva' sketchbook of 1841. Turner made a number of watercolours of Chillon, which he first saw in 1802. Byron visited it twice in 1816, and that year wrote his 'Prisoner of Chillon', telling the story of the Genevan patriot Bonnivard, imprisoned by the Duke of Savoy.

August 2004

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