Joseph Mallord William TurnerLucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss 1802

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Artist
Title
Lucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss
From Rhine, Strassburg and Oxford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVII
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 154 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04794
Turner Bequest LXXVII 48
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Lucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss 1802
D04794
Turner Bequest LXXVII 48
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘48’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 48’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Lucerne see folio 36 of this sketchbook (D04777). This is a closer view of the city from the River Reuss, with the thirteenth-century water tower at left and part of the covered wooden Kapellbrücke in the right distance.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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