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frame: 836 x 1096 x 57 mm
A couple of years after his visit to Switzerland, Turner appears to have begun work on two canvasses of the same size. This painting and its companion, Lake Lucerne, are smaller than most pictures destined for exhibition, but larger than the majority of Turner’s Venetian scenes.
It shows Turner laying down areas of bright colour in a particularly confident manner, which reflects the advances he was making in his watercolour painting.