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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of Villeneuve at the Head of Lake Geneva, Looking towards Chillon 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Two Sketches of Villeneuve at the Head of Lake Geneva, Looking towards Chillon 1836
D29114
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 42
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘42’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 42’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches, drawn inverted in relation to main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook:
i. (main sketch) The gateway at Villeneuve at the head of Lake Geneva, with Chillon in the centre distance.
ii. (above right) A more distant view of the same.

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Two Sketches of Villeneuve at the Head of Lake Geneva, Looking towards Chillon 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-of-villeneuve-at-the-head-of-lake-geneva-r1144660, accessed 15 January 2021.