J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Sketches at the Head of Lake Geneva near Chillon, Villeneuve and Montreux 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Verso:
Four Sketches at the Head of Lake Geneva near Chillon, Villeneuve and Montreux 1836
D29115
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 42a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains four sketches as follows:
i. (main sketch) Looking along the shore of Lake Geneva to a church, possibly from above Chillon towards Villeneuve, or in the vicinity of Montreux.
ii. (left, drawn with the page upright) A thumbnail sketch of the same church as in (i), from a closer viewpoint.
iii. (immediately above main sketch) Profile of mountains at the head of Lake Geneva. This sketch is slightly confusing; it seems not to be in its correct place, possibly the continuation of the main sketch (i) to the left, but not related to (iv).
iv. (above right) Hills on the north shore of Lake Geneva near Montreux; the continuation to the left of the distant sketch of Chillon on the opposite page (D29116; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 43).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Four Sketches at the Head of Lake Geneva near Chillon, Villeneuve and Montreux 1836 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-four-sketches-at-the-head-of-lake-geneva-near-chillon-r1144661, accessed 17 May 2022.