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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Recto:
Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 1802
D04712
Turner Bequest LXXVI 55
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘55’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 55’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Lake Lucerne and Turner’s journey by boat to Fluelen, see especially folio 41 of this sketchbook (D04698). This catalogue adopts the identification and title proposed by David Hill, who convincingly relocated the sketch together with another on folio 56 (Tate D04713) from Lake Thun to the Bay of Uri on Lake Lucerne.
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘600’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 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-sailing-to-fluelen-bay-of-uri-lake-lucerne-looking-south-r1133188, accessed 20 September 2014.