Joseph Mallord William Turner
Geneva 1841

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From Fribourg, Lausanne and Geneva Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCCXXXII
Date 1841
Medium Pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 229 x 293 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCXXXII 20
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Turner visited Geneva on various occasions, en route across the Alps to Italy. Perhaps his most important drawings of it were made in 1802, on his first continental tour. But in 1841 he made other views including this delicate study of the town compressed into the narrow plain where the Rhône flows out at the foot of the lake. Mont Blanc is seen in the background.

September 2004

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