Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: The Castle of Chillon, Chatelard Castle in the Val d’Aosta, and Part of a Sketch of Geneva

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
D29151
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 61 v

Catalogue entry

This side of the page, not described by Finberg, is now bound as the recto. It contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch) The Castle of Chillon from a close viewpoint to the west, looking towards Villeneuve Church on the left.
ii. (top left) A few lines of continuation to the right of the sketch of Geneva from the north-west on the opposite page (D29149; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 60a).
iii. (top right) A very quick thumbnail sketch of Chatelard Castle from near Morgex in the Val d’Aosta backed by mountains, inscribed below, ‘Chatelard’.

David Hill
June 2010

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