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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

Lake Geneva and Mount Blanc

Former Title(s):

Lake of Geneva, with Mount Blanc from the Lake

Additional Title(s):

Lake of Geneva with Mont Blanc, from the lake

1802 to 1805
Watercolor, pen and black ink, pen and brown ink and scraping out on slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 28 7/8 x 44 5/8 inches (73.3 x 113.3 cm), Frame: 35 5/8 x 50 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (90.5 x 128.6 x 3.5 cm)

Scratched inscription lower left: "JMWT"; in black watercolor, lower right: "Arrete"

watermark: 1804 (letters)

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "JMW Turner. RA."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | cattle | Grand Tour | lake | landscape | marine art | mountains | sheep | swimmers | trees
Associated Places:
France | Geneva | Geneva, Lake | Mont Blanc
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IIIF Manifest:

Unto This Last (WattsGallery) (Watts Gallery Trust, 2020-03-10 - 2020-11-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner Inspired - In the Light of Claude (National Gallery, London, 2012-03-14 - 2012-06-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

J.M.W. Turner, R.A.: The Great Watercolors (Royal Academy of Arts, 2000-12-02 - 2001-02-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Ruskin - Past: Present: Future (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-20 - 2000-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Magnificent Switzerland (Museum of Art and History, Geneva, 1991-11-12 - 1992-02-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Magnificent Switzerland (Fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza, 1991-08-01 - 1991-10-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Gabriele Crepaldi, Turner, Prestel, Munich ; London, 2011, pp. 46-47, NJ18.T85 C75 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Gage, J.M.W. Turner: "a wonderful range of mind", Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 43, fig. 64, NJ18 T85 G36 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, The life and masterworks of J.M.W. Turner, Parkstone Press, New York, 2008, p. 102, NJ18 T85 S441 2008 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, Turner, the great watercolours , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2000, p. 87, cat. no. 19, NJ18 T85 S446 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ian Warrell, Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude, National Gallery, London, London, 2012, p. 68, 75, Pl. 6, NJ18 T85 +W365 2012 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p. 342, No. 370, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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