Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches: Mont Blanc from above Geneva, a Mansion, and Two Views of the Castle of Chillon

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29147
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 59 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches:
i. (left, drawn with the page held upright) Looking over Geneva to the Mole, Mont Blanc and Mont Salève, from the north, in the vicinity of Ferney-Voltaire. Turner sketched similar views, probably on the same excursion (D34195 and D34290; Turner Bequest CCCXLII 11, 85), and also in a watercolour (D36109; Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 262), probably also of 1836.
ii. (centre left, drawn with the page held upright) A mansion, inscribed lower right ‘Gilly[?]’, and thus perhaps at Grilly on the Lausanne road north of Geneva.
iii. (above right) The Castle of Chillon, a close view from the east.
iv. (below right) Chillon, a close view from the west; a detail from the same angle as the sketch on the opposite page (D29148; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 60).

David Hill
June 2010

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