Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘Lake of Geneva, with Mont Blanc from the Lake’

c.1802–5

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04921
Turner Bequest LXXXI 20

Catalogue entry

This drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. In about 1805 Turner worked on a large watercolour Lake of Geneva, with Mont Blanc from the Lake, with the city of Geneva to the right, on commission for Edward Lascelles (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven),1 and there are several studies for it in this sketchbook; see under folio 8 verso (D04917; Turner Bequest LXXXI 16).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.342 no.370, reproduced.
Technical notes:
There is colour offsetting from folio 11 recto opposite (D04922).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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