Joseph Mallord William Turner The North Face of the Eiger from above Grindelwald 1802

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The North Face of the Eiger from above Grindelwald
From Lake Thun Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVI
Date 1802
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 156 x 201 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LXXVI 22
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Catalogue entry

For Turner’s views of Grindelwald in this sketchbook, see especially folio 19 (D04674), and for the village and Turner’s work there, the Rhine, Strassburg, Oxford sketchbook, especially folio 29 (Tate D04768; Turner Bequest LXXVII 29). This sketch is from a very similar viewpoint to that on folio 31 of the Rhine book (Tate D04771; Turner Bequest LXXVII 31).

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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