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

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Lucerne 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
?Lucerne 1802
D04785
Turner Bequest LXXVII 42
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 42’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg recorded that this sheet together with those now bound as folios 40 and 41 (D04783, D04784) were ‘found in a parcel labelled “A.B.30 P.O. Pencil and colour. Valueless.”’ As Finberg surmised, this is probably a view of Lucerne, seen from the River Reuss. For other Lucerne views, see folios 36 and 48 of this sketchbook (D04777, D04794). Another may be folio 41 (D04784).
Verso:
Inscribed in an unknown hand in pencil ‘A.B.30.P’ and ‘LXXVII’

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?Lucerne 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lucerne-r1133489, accessed 26 November 2014.