Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: A Street Scene in ?Geneva, and Distant View of Bonneville Looking Along the River Arve from Downstream

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
D29092
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 31

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch, drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook). A street in ?Geneva.
ii. (to the right, along the page gutter) Bonneville town, bridge and monument from downstream. Here Turner revisits a viewpoint he had drawn in 1802 (D04599; Turner Bequest LXXV 7) and the various studio paintings and watercolours derived from it (see catalogue notes to the 1802 drawing). A similar but more detailed drawing follows in the present sketchbook (D29097; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 33a).

David Hill
June 2010

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