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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Houses by the Lake at Geneva 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Recto:
Houses by the Lake at Geneva 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIII 43
Pencil on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 43’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription, meaning ‘Ditto’, refers to his drawing of the lake shore at Geneva on the previous page of this sketchbook, folio 42 (D04436). For Geneva see especially folio 5 of this sketchbook (D04397), and also folios 35, 39–41 and 44 (D04427, D04433–D04435, D04438). The buildings are rendered with some precision.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Houses by the Lake at Geneva 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-houses-by-the-lake-at-geneva-r1133066, accessed 21 May 2018.