Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of the Castle of Chillon

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
D29116
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 43

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:

i. (main sketch) The Castle of Chillon from the east, the sun setting directly above. Turner sketched the same view on his first visit to the area in 1802 (Tate D04574; Turner Bequest LXXIV 81), when his treatment of the subject was considerably less inclusive.
ii. (above left) Chillon from the east; a more distant view, continued to the left on the opposite page (D29115; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 42a).

David Hill
June 2010

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