Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Castle of Chillon from the Shore of Lake Geneva

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 213 × 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04574
Turner Bequest LXXIV 81

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this as one of 22 leaves from this sketchbook found ‘in a parcel labelled by Mr. Ruskin – “M. 16. Leaves of S. 229. Laid down.” They have been mounted on cartridge by Mr. Ruskin.’ Evidently, Ruskin isolated these drawings because they were pencil outlines, without the additions of chalk or gouache found elsewhere in the sketchbook.
For Chillon in this sketchbook see notes to D04570; Turner Bequest LXXIV 77. Here, the castle is seen from the east, from the shore of the lake. Turner made a more all-embracing treatment of the same view during his tour with H.A.J. Munro of Novar in 1836 (see the Val d’Aosta sketchbook, Tate D29116; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 43).
Verso:
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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