J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Thun from near Neuhaus 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
Lake Thun from near Neuhaus 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVI 61
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 61’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Neuhaus, Turner’s landing place at the far end of Lake Thun, see folio 60 of this sketchbook. (D04717). He landed in stormy conditions and here clouds partly obscure the Niesen, seen on the left from near the landing stage or just offshore. Andrew Wilton associates both sketches with Turner’s watercolour made for Walter Fawkes (on the London art market, 2007), but folio 60 is the most closely related.1
Wilton 1979, p.342 no.373; Sotheby’s sale, 4 July 2007 (lot 12).
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘588’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
October 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Lake Thun from near Neuhaus 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lake-thun-from-near-neuhaus-r1133194, accessed 21 June 2018.