Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tell’s Chapel, Lake Lucerne

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
D04730
Turner Bequest LXXVI 70

Catalogue entry

Turner passed the chapel, built in 1388 commemorating William Tell, on his voyage to Fluelen for which see folio 41 of this sketchbook (D04698). This and another view of the chapel on folio 71 (D04731) were later used as the basis of his design (Tate D27672; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 155) for the plate in Samuel Rogers’s Italy, 1830.
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘612’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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