Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Lake of Brienz

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 241 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04791
Turner Bequest LXXVII 46 v

Catalogue entry

Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘877’ top right, inverted
Inscribed by an unknown hand in ink ‘226’ (within a circle) top left, inverted, and in blue pencil ‘210’ lower right of centre, inverted
This sketch (made with the sketchbook inverted) is probably a view of Lake Brienz towards Ringgenberg Castle, similar to that on folio 46 verso (D04791), for which see catalogue entry for related works. It was not visible to Finberg, the leaf having been removed from the book and laid down on a mount to display the recto (D04790) for exhibition at Oxford.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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