J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Geneva; Walls and Ramparts 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
Geneva; Walls and Ramparts 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIII 44
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 44’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Geneva see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04397), and also folios 35 and 39–43 (D04427, D04433–D04437). With its emphasis on shadowed masses, rendered by hatching, this is perhaps a view at twilight like the view of the lake shore on folio 42

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Geneva; Walls and Ramparts 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-geneva-walls-and-ramparts-r1133067, accessed 24 March 2018.