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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Lucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss 1802
D04794
Turner Bequest LXXVII 48
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘48’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 48’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Lucerne see folio 36 of this sketchbook (D04777). This is a closer view of the city from the River Reuss, with the thirteenth-century water tower at left and part of the covered wooden Kapellbrücke in the right distance.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Lucerne, the Wasserturm from the River Reuss 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-lucerne-the-wasserturm-from-the-river-reuss-r1133498, accessed 01 March 2021.