Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Julien, near Geneva

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04492
Turner Bequest LXXIII 78 a

Catalogue entry

Although drawn at the end of this sketchbook, this sketch and that inside the back cover derive from relatively early in Turner’s tour. After spending several days exploring Grenoble, for which see folios 76 verso and 77 verso (D04488, D04490), and the Grande Chartreuse, he had followed the Isère valley north and passed through Chambery, Aix-les-Bains and Annecy, and had reached the town on St Julien, on the French-Swiss border and today on the southern edge of Geneva. David Hill notes that the town, and Rumilly between Aix-les-Bains and Annecy, were the only two identifiable subjects that Turner drew on this stage of his journey.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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