Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of the Castle of Chillon 1836

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Artist
Title
Two Sketches of the Castle of Chillon
From Val d'Aosta Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIII
Date 1836
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
D29116
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 43
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Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:

i. (main sketch) The Castle of Chillon from the east, the sun setting directly above. Turner sketched the same view on his first visit to the area in 1802 (Tate D04574; Turner Bequest LXXIV 81), when his treatment of the subject was considerably less inclusive.
ii. (above left) Chillon from the east; a more distant view, continued to the left on the opposite page (D29115; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 42a).

David Hill
June 2010

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