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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Tell's Chapel, Lake Lucerne 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Recto:
Tell’s Chapel, Lake Lucerne 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVI 70
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘70’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 70’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner passed the chapel, built in 1388 commemorating William Tell, on his voyage to Fluelen for which see folio 41 of this sketchbook (D04698). This and another view of the chapel on folio 71 (D04731) were later used as the basis of his design (Tate D27672; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 155) for the plate in Samuel Rogers’s Italy, 1830.
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘612’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Tell’s Chapel, Lake Lucerne 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, 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-tells-chapel-lake-lucerne-r1133207, accessed 18 January 2018.