Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Views of Lake Lugano; Including One with Monte San Salvatore

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14285
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 72 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches of Lake Lugano. The precise locations are not conclusively identified, although an inscription by the artist relating to the uppermost drawing indicates the position of the high peak of Monte San Salvatore. This suggests the views have been drawn from the western branch of the lake, near Ponte Tresa.

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

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