Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: A Street with a Church; Two Views of Mountains near the Head of Lake Geneva

1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29051
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 10 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches:
i. (top, drawn with page turned upright) A street with a large church. Turner’s inscriptions seem to relate to this but are scarcely legible; the readings proposed here –‘[?]Cast West ’, [?]Dalu Don’ and ‘[?] Dailus Nature’ – are extremely doubtful.
ii. (centre) The south shore of Lake Geneva, looking east to the head of the lake.
iii. (bottom, squeezed in along the gutter, and inverted in relation to the other two subjects) Mountains and lake, probably the south shore of Lake Geneva, possibly from near Villeneuve, inscribed ‘Blue’ in the distance.

David Hill
June 2010

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