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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner From Above Lausanne, Looking South to Lake Geneva 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
From Above Lausanne, Looking South to Lake Geneva 1836
D29121
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 45a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Working at Vins’ and ‘Vins’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn inverted in relation to main numbered sequence of subjects in this sketchbook, this is the right section of a two-part panorama of Lausanne from the north-west, looking over the Citadel to the mountains on the south shore of Lake Geneva, with notes of ‘Vins’ (vines), lower right, and ‘Working at Vins’, left. The spire of St.François Church is seen on the right, with a detail perhaps of the same above. The panorama is continued to the left on the opposite page (D29122; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 46).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘From Above Lausanne, Looking South to Lake Geneva 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-from-above-lausanne-looking-south-to-lake-geneva-r1144667, accessed 18 January 2022.