- Watercolour on paper
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 4
The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically. It was copied from the drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), executed for Richard Payne Knight and now in the British Museum, London (1900–4–11–30).1 Turner was to make spectacular watercolours of the Reichenbach after his own journey to Switzerland in 1802.2
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Riquenbac’, is no longer apparent.