Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lyon from the Croix Rousse Hill to the North

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14062
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 46

Catalogue entry

This page contains a schematic view of the city of Lyon seen from the heights of the Croix Rousse Hill to the north. The large dome visible on the left represents the historic hospital of Hôtel Dieu on the peninsula known as Presqu’île and behind it runs the course of the River Rhône. The River Saône meanwhile lies on the right-hand side of the page. For further sketches of Lyon see folio 51 (D14071).

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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