Joseph Mallord William TurnerHouses by the Lake at Geneva 1802

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Artist
Title
Houses by the Lake at Geneva
From France, Savoy, Piedmont Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXIII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04437
Turner Bequest LXXIII 43
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Recto:
Houses by the Lake at Geneva 1802
D04437
Turner Bequest LXXIII 43
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 43’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription, meaning ‘Ditto’, refers to his drawing of the lake shore at Geneva on the previous page of this sketchbook, folio 42 (D04436). For Geneva see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04397), and also folios 35, 39–41 and 44 (D04427, D04433–D04435, D04438). The buildings are rendered with some precision.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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