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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lauterbrunnen 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Lauterbrunnen 1802
Turner Bequest LXXV 31
Pencil, black chalk and rubbing out on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x 473 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 31’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
As Finberg recorded, the identification of this subject as the ‘Valley of Lauter Brunnen’ was due to John Ruskin. One of two drawings from this sketchbook made at Lauterbrunnen, it shows the floor of the Lutschine valley looking towards the Breithorn range of mountains. The other drawing, of the village and its famous landmark, the Staubbachfall, is D04624; Turner Bequest LXXV 32.
Inscribed by ?Turner in pencil ‘...stad’ (town) and ‘Hugelberg’’ (mountain hill)

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Lauterbrunnen 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-lauterbrunnen-r1146492, accessed 06 December 2021.