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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The North Face of the Eiger from above Grindelwald 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
The North Face of the Eiger from above Grindelwald 1802
D04677
Turner Bequest LXXVI 22
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Grindelwald’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘22’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 22’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s views of Grindelwald in this sketchbook, see especially folio 19 (D04674), and for the village and Turner’s work there, the Rhine, Strassburg, Oxford sketchbook, especially folio 29 (Tate D04768; Turner Bequest LXXVII 29). This sketch is from a very similar viewpoint to that on folio 31 of the Rhine book (Tate D04771; Turner Bequest LXXVII 31).
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The North Face of the Eiger from above Grindelwald 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-the-north-face-of-the-eiger-from-above-grindelwald-r1133152, accessed 24 July 2014.