Joseph Mallord William Turner

Grindelwald Church, the Wetterhorn Beyond

1802

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04675
Turner Bequest LXXVI 20

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s views of Grindelwald in this sketchbook, see especially folio19 (D04674), and for the village and Turner’s work there, the Rhine, Strassburg, Oxford sketchbook, especially folio 29 (Tate D04768; Turner Bequest LXXVII 29). David Hill notes this as Turner’s ‘first sketch of his first encounter’ with the surrounding mountainscape. He also notes that the viewpoint is from near the present Firstbahn station. The Wetterhorn rises behind the village church.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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