Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches: Two of Villeneuve Looking South to the Dents du Midi, and Part of Geneva from 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 53 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches, drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (above left) The right section of a two-part panorama of Geneva from the junction of the Rivers Rhône and Arve, continued from the opposite page (D29138; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 54).
ii. (main sketch) Villeneuve, at the head of Lake Geneva, looking south to the Dents du Midi.
iii. (above right) A thumbnail sketch of Villeneuve looking south, from a slightly more distant viewpoint to that of (ii).
For notes on the Rhône at Geneva see D29140; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 55 in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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