Joseph Mallord William Turner

Villenueve at the Head of Lake 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
D29112
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 41

Catalogue entry

This is the right section of a two part panorama of the head of Lake Geneva from the water off Villeneuve or from the end of the pier, continued from D29111; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 40a, opposite. Turner drew the same material on his first visit to the Alps in 1802 (D04570; Turner Bequest LXXIV 77) but taking a less panoramic approach. He also painted a watercolour of similar material, The Castle of Chillon (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester),1 perhaps from the motif on the same 1836 visit as this sketch.

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.474 no.1456.

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