Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Head of Lake Geneva from above Vevey

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
D29119
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 44 a

Catalogue entry

This view is taken from above Vevey, possibly from the terrace of St Martin’s Cathedral, looking towards the head of Lake Geneva, with the Tour de Peilz in the centre and figures in the foreground. Turner painted a similar view in a watercolour of Vevey (private collection) painted about 18091 and sketched the same material but from further to the right in the present sketchbook (D29065; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 17a).

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.344 no.392.

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