Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: Thonon on Lake Geneva; Castle in a Valley;?Near Meillerie on Lake Geneva

1836

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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
D29108
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 39

Catalogue entry

Listed by Finberg as the recto but now bound as the verso in the sketchbook, this page contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch, below) From above ‘Thonon’, looking over Lake Geneva.
ii. (above) A road leading towards hills, one surmounted by a ruined castle named beneath as ‘Chateau [?] Durcheim’; there is perhaps a further inscription to the right.
iii (left, drawn with the page in the upright position) A very hasty sketch of the shore of Lake Geneva, possibly near Meillerie, inscribed ‘Wood’ and, below, ‘C Boats[?].’

David Hill
June 2010

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