Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of Geneva near the Junction of the Rivers Rhône and Arve


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 55 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn (mostly) inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (right) The right section of a two-part panorama of Geneva from above the Quai du Seujet, continued from the adjacent page (D29142; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 56) to include water mills on the River Rhône and Mont Salève.
ii. (centre, drawn with the page in the upright position) The junction of the Rivers Arve and Rhône below Geneva; looking downstream from above the Arve, the Rhône flowing in from the right and the hills of the Jura in the distance.
iii. (left) The right part of a three part panorama of Geneva from the west, continued to the right from the drawing on the opposite page (D41095).
For notes on the Rhône at Geneva see D29140; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 55 in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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