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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Brienz, Looking towards Ringgenberg Castle 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Lake Brienz, Looking towards Ringgenberg Castle 1802
D04648
Turner Bequest LXXV 56
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 320 x 476 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Brienz’ towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 56’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch shows the same material, from the opposite direction, as another sheet from this sketchbook, also formerly known as a scene ‘In Savoy’ but identifiable as Lake Brienz with Ringgenberg Castle (D04647; Turner Bequest LXXV 55: see catalogue notes). The tonal effects here suggest twilight, with moonlight reflected on the lake’s surface, a recollection of what Turner had seen after a long day’s boat trip.
For the full tour of the Third Loan Collection see Warrell 1991.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Lake Brienz, Looking towards Ringgenberg Castle 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lake-brienz-looking-towards-ringgenberg-castle-r1146529, accessed 20 June 2019.