Joseph Mallord William Turner
Lake Thun from near Neuhaus 1802

Artwork details

Lake Thun from near Neuhaus
From Lake Thun Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVI
Date 1802
Medium Pencil on white laid paper
Dimensions Support: 156 x 201 mm
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Turner Bequest LXXVI 61
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Catalogue entry

For Neuhaus, Turner’s landing place at the far end of Lake Thun, see folio 60 of this sketchbook. (D04717). He landed in stormy conditions and here clouds partly obscure the Niesen, seen on the left from near the landing stage or just offshore. Andrew Wilton associates both sketches with Turner’s watercolour made for Walter Fawkes (on the London art market, 2007), but folio 60 is the most closely related.1
Wilton 1979, p.342 no.373; Sotheby’s sale, 4 July 2007 (lot 12).
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘588’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
October 2009

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