View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
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.
Gallery label, September 2004