Joseph Mallord William Turner

Panoramas of Lake Geneva between Lausanne and Geneva

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29129
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 49 v

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch, bottom) The central section of a three-part panorama of Lake Geneva between Lausanne and Geneva, with figures in a rowing boat, one with a raised umbrella, continued to the left on the opposite page (D29130; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 50) and to the right immediately above.
ii. (middle) Continuation of (i) to the right.
iii. (top) The right section of a two-part panorama of Lake Geneva from the lake nearing Geneva, continued to the right from the opposite page (D29130; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 50), looking here towards the towers of Geneva Cathedral in the left distance.

David Hill
June 2010

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