Joseph Mallord William Turner

From Above Lausanne, Looking South to Lake Geneva

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29121
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 45 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted in relation to main numbered sequence of subjects in this sketchbook, this is the right section of a two-part panorama of Lausanne from the north-west, looking over the Citadel to the mountains on the south shore of Lake Geneva, with notes of ‘Vins’ (vines), lower right, and ‘Working at Vins’, left. The spire of St.François Church is seen on the right, with a detail perhaps of the same above. The panorama is continued to the left on the opposite page (D29122; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 46).

David Hill
June 2010

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