Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Scene c.1842–3

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Lake Scene
Date c.1842–3
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
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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.

September 2004

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