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 62 Verso:
Lausanne from the East 1836
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 62a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn inverted in relation to main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, this sketch depicts Lausanne from the east, in the vicinity of Parc Mon Repos, looking at the left towards the foot of Lake Geneva. The view is continued to the left on the opposite page (D29154; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 63). The aspect is similar to that sketched elsewhere in the sketchbook (D29128; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 49) and effectively the continuation to the right of the sketch on the recto (D29152; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 62), which shows the view east to the head of Lake Geneva from the same viewpoint.

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-r1144701, accessed 24 October 2021.