Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04712
Turner Bequest LXXVI 55

Catalogue entry

For Lake Lucerne and Turner’s journey by boat to Fluelen, see especially folio 41 of this sketchbook (D04698). This catalogue adopts the identification and title proposed by David Hill, who convincingly relocated the sketch together with another on folio 56 (Tate D04713) from Lake Thun to the Bay of Uri on Lake Lucerne.
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘600’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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