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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches: A Street Scene in ?Geneva, and Distant View of Bonneville Looking Along the River Arve from Downstream 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Two Sketches: A Street Scene in ?Geneva, and Distant View of Bonneville Looking Along the River Arve from Downstream 1836
D29092
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘31’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 31’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch, drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook). A street in ?Geneva.
ii. (to the right, along the page gutter) Bonneville town, bridge and monument from downstream. Here Turner revisits a viewpoint he had drawn in 1802 (D04599; Turner Bequest LXXV 7) and the various studio paintings and watercolours derived from it (see catalogue notes to the 1802 drawing). A similar but more detailed drawing follows in the present sketchbook (D29097; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 33a).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Two Sketches: A Street Scene in ?Geneva, and Distant View of Bonneville Looking Along the River Arve from Downstream 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-two-sketches-a-street-scene-in-geneva-and-distant-view-of-r1144639, accessed 28 January 2022.