Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lausanne from the East

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
D29153
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 62 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted in relation to main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, this sketch depicts Lausanne from the east, in the vicinity of Parc Mon Repos, looking at the left towards the foot of Lake Geneva. The view is continued to the left on the opposite page (D29154; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 63). The aspect is similar to that sketched elsewhere in the sketchbook (D29128; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 49) and effectively the continuation to the right of the sketch on the recto (D29152; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 62), which shows the view east to the head of Lake Geneva from the same viewpoint.

David Hill
June 2010

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