Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Storm over Lago Maggiore, from near Magadino ?1842

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A Storm over Lago Maggiore, from near Magadino
From Bellinzona, Sion, &c. Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCCXXXVII
Date ?1842
Medium Graphite, watercolour and crayon on paper
Dimensions Support: 222 x 272 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCXXXVII 28
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Ruskin's note on no.49 reads as follows: 'This wonderful study, one of the most perfect in the series, is done on paper as thin as that of a bank-note. Note how the vermilion on the rocks in the torrent, in the lowest left-hand corner, gives sunshine to all the mass of warm colour in the rest of the foreground. A flock of sheep are passing the bridge; and the [River] Ticino zigzags irregularly through the plains below, leaving logs of pine scattered on its sand-banks. Every way admirable and instructive.'

September 2004

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