Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Lucerne: the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen c.1844

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Artwork details

Title
Lake Lucerne: the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen
Date c.1844
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 727 x 983 mm
frame: 835 x 1095 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05476
Not on display

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This scumbled and brilliant paint surface is, at first, difficult to decipher. A small house beneath a cliff is discernible in the lower left corner, while mountains loom on the right hand side of the canvas. It is thought to have been begun a year or two after Turner’s visit to Switzerland in 1842, and has been connected to a watercolour of the same subject completed that year.

February 2010