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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches: From Lake Geneva Looking to the Mountains Above St Gingolph; Two Sketches of ?the Valley of Chamonix from the Path to the Montenvers 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Verso:
Three Sketches: From Lake Geneva Looking to the Mountains Above St Gingolph; Two Sketches of ?the Valley of Chamonix from the Path to the Montenvers 1836
D29095
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 32a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Yellow Light’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains three sketches:
i. (main sketch, inverted in relation to main numbered series of subjects in the sketchbook) The right part of a double-page spread continued from D29095; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 33, opposite, recording the view from Lake Geneva towards the mountains on the south shore above St Gingolph, with a small boat in the foreground.
ii. (to right, drawn with sketchbook held upright) ?Chamonix from the path to the Montenvers; a very vigorous sketch with a soft pencil.
iii. (below, inverted in relation to main sketch) ?Chamonix from the path to the Montenvers.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Three Sketches: From Lake Geneva Looking to the Mountains Above St Gingolph; Two Sketches of ?the Valley of Chamonix from the Path to the Montenvers 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-three-sketches-from-lake-geneva-looking-to-the-mountains-r1144642, accessed 29 November 2021.