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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Looking Towards the Head of Lake Geneva From Near Meillerie 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
Looking Towards the Head of Lake Geneva From Near Meillerie 1836
D29106
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Lime Kilns’, ‘Milorai’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘38’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 38’ 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 this sketchbook, this sketch depicts Meillerie on the south shore of Lake Geneva, looking east towards the head of the lake with ‘Lime Kilns’ on the shore in the foreground. There is a thumbnail detail from further along the road at lower right.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Looking Towards the Head of Lake Geneva From Near Meillerie 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-looking-towards-the-head-of-lake-geneva-from-near-meillerie-r1144653, accessed 16 October 2021.