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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Lucerne 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Lake Lucerne 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVI 7
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘L Lucerne’ lower right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 7’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Having crossed the Brünig Pass from Brienz to Lucerne, Turner made the customary tour of the lake by boat, discovering for the first time scenery to which he was often to return in later life. This is one of a group of sketches in this sketchbook made on such an excursion.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘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-lake-lucerne-r1133130, accessed 29 November 2021.