Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches of Lausanne from the West

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29120
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 45

Catalogue entry

This page contains four sketches, drawn with the page upright working down from the outer edge:
i. Lausanne from the west, from the tree-lined avenue of the Geneva road, crowded with figures.
ii. The same, slightly more distant, with figures resting on the bank in the foreground, ‘Vins’ (vines) to the left.
iii. The same, a more distant view still, with Lake Geneva visible to the right.
iv. The same, from a considerable distance, the entire head of the lake plainly visible to the right.

David Hill
June 2010

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