Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of Geneva from the Harbour

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
D29132
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 51

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch, above) The left section of a two-part panorama of the quay and lake front at Geneva as seen from the harbour, panning here from the Cathedral to the mouth of the River Rhône, and continuing to the right on the opposite page (D29131; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 50a) to include the Hotel des Bergues.
ii. (middle) The left section of a two-part panorama of Geneva as seen from the harbour, a closer view than than that recorded (i) and from slightly further left, and continued to the right in (iii) below, to pan across the mouth of the Rhône.
iii. (bottom) The right section of a two-part panorama of Geneva as seen from the harbour, continued to the right from (ii) above.
For notes on the Rhône at Geneva see D29140; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 55 in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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