Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lauterbrunnen

1802

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Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04623
Turner Bequest LXXV 31

Catalogue entry

As Finberg recorded, the identification of this subject as the ‘Valley of Lauter Brunnen’ was due to John Ruskin. One of two drawings from this sketchbook made at Lauterbrunnen, it shows the floor of the Lutschine valley looking towards the Breithorn range of mountains. The other drawing, of the village and its famous landmark, the Staubbachfall, is D04624; Turner Bequest LXXV 32.
Verso:
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Inscribed by ?Turner in pencil ‘...stad’ (town) and ‘Hugelberg’’ (mountain hill)

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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