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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lausanne from the East 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Recto:
Lausanne from the East 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 49
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘49’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 49’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, this drawing depicts Lausanne from the east, from a viewpoint slightly further left, lower and nearer to the citadel than its counterpart on the opposite page (D29127). A similar view, with less detail, is recorded on a subsequent page (D29153; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 62a).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Lausanne from the East 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-lausanne-from-the-east-r1144674, accessed 22 September 2021.