Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Rigi, from near Lucerne, with an Island Chapel

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
D04656
Turner Bequest LXXVI 8

Catalogue entry

For Lake Lucerne see folio 7 of this sketchbook (D04655). This is Turner’s first view of the Rigi, the mountain whose changes of colour and lighting were to be favourite subjects when he returned to Lucerne in the 1840s. Its indistinct outline suggests he saw it towards the middle of the day, when the atmosphere typically becomes hazy.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
January 2007

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