Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lausanne from the North-East

1836

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29126
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 48

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in this sketchbook, this is the left section of a two-part panorama of Lausanne Cathedral and chateau from the north-east, now the hospital district, with Lake Geneva beyond, continued to the right on the opposite page (D29125; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 47a). Turner painted a similar view in a watercolour of Lausanne (University of Michigan),1 but the material there is treated rather differently.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.474 no.1459.

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