Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Scene

c.1842–3

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 220 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36180
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 322

Display caption

These two watercolours were painted
on the same batch of paper. They show how Turner responded to the expressive possibilities in his materials. In both
works he is less concerned with
creating an exact sense of place,
than with evoking the stormy weather
he frequently encountered during
his travels in the Alps.

Gallery label, September 2004

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