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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
Materials & Techniques:
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 (Watts Gallery) (Watts Gallery Trust, 2020-03-10 - 2020-11-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner Inspired - In the Light of Claude (The 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] [Exhibition Description]

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]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 14, 121-2, no. I.17, pl. 11, ND1354.4 H38 (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, The 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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