Joseph Mallord William TurnerSailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 1802

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Artist
Title
Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South
From Lake Thun Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVI
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04712
Turner Bequest LXXVI 55
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Recto:
Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 1802
D04712
Turner Bequest LXXVI 55
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘55’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 55’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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