Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Lac du Bourget from above Chambéry

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29253
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 22 a

Catalogue entry

This view from above Chambéry looking north-west to the Lac du Bourget was probably taken from near Jacobi, since Turner is positioned at a sufficient elevation to be able to see the lake clearly. The view is continued to the right above right to take in the Croix du Nivolet, where inscribed ‘Bare Rock’, and further right and left on D29255; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 24a in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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