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 56 Recto:
Sailing to Fluelen: Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne, Looking South 1802
D04713
Turner Bequest LXXVI 56
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘56’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 56’ 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). David Hill convincingly associated this sketch with another of a crowded sailing boat in a similar setting on folio 55 (Tate D04712), which he relocated from Finberg’s Lake Thun to the Bay of Uri on Lake Lucerne. Hill’s new title is adopted here for both sketches.
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘601’ 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-r1133189, accessed 25 May 2015.