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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lac du Bourget from above Chambéry 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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The Lac du Bourget from above Chambéry 1836
D29253
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 22a
Pencil on white wove paper, 104 x 148 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bare Rock’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view from above Chambéry looking north-west to the Lac du Bourget was probably taken from near Jacobi, since Turner is positioned at a sufficient elevation to be able to see the lake clearly. The view is continued to the right above right to take in the Croix du Nivolet, where inscribed ‘Bare Rock’, and further right and left on D29255; Turner Bequest CCXCIV 24a in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘The Lac du Bourget from above Chambéry 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-lac-du-bourget-from-above-chambery-r1144805, accessed 25 February 2021.