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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Head of Lake Geneva from above Vevey 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Verso:
The Head of Lake Geneva from above Vevey 1836
D29119
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 44a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view is taken from above Vevey, possibly from the terrace of St Martin’s Cathedral, looking towards the head of Lake Geneva, with the Tour de Peilz in the centre and figures in the foreground. Turner painted a similar view in a watercolour of Vevey (private collection) painted about 18091 and sketched the same material but from further to the right in the present sketchbook (D29065; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 17a).

David Hill
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.344 no.392.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘The Head of Lake Geneva from above Vevey 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-the-head-of-lake-geneva-from-above-vevey-r1144665, accessed 01 December 2020.