Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches: Two of Stratford-upon-Avon; Two of Boats on Lake Geneva

1833 and 1836

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 75

Catalogue entry

This page (now correctly bound as the verso rather than as the recto as stamped and described by Finberg) contains four sketches:
i. (right, drawn with the page upright) Stratford-upon-Avon.
ii. (right) Stratford, with a detail of the church tower and spire below left.
iii. (top left) Boats off Geneva, with a detail of a tillerman below right.
iv. (bottom left) Boats off Geneva, an octagonal tower beyond. Inscribed ‘Lake of Geneva’.
See Introduction to the sketchbook for the presence of a small run of sketches at Stratford dating from 1833 and sometimes overlaid, as on this page, by subjects sketched in 1836.

David Hill
June 2010

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