Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Lake of Brienz with Ringgenberg Castle

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04761
Turner Bequest LXXVII 23 a

Catalogue entry

Turner inverted the sketchbook to make this very slight sketch. With folio17 verso (D04753) – for which see catalogue note for further comment – it formed the basis of the watercolour Chateau de Rinkenberg, on the Lac de Brientz, Switzerland made in 1809 for Walter Fawkes (Taft Museum, Cincinnati),1 and for the intermediate study in the Grenoble series (Tate D04539; Turner Bequest LXXIV 46).

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

1
Wilton 1979, pp.343–4 no.388.

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