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For Geneva see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04397), and also folios 35 and 41–4 (D04427, D04435–D04438). Here, Turner has walked from the city centre along the River Rhône to its junction with the Arve, the subject of this sketch. For another sketch near the confluence of the rivers, effectively the continuation of the present view, see folio 41 (D04435). Turner drew similar views in his Val d’Aosta sketchbook in 1836 (Tate D29139, D29143, D29144; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 54a, 57, 57a). David Hill has published these along with his own photograph of the subject.1
David Hill, Joseph Mallord William Turner: Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée d’Aoste, exhibition catalogue, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta 2000, p.104.