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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lake of Brienz 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Verso:
The Lake of Brienz 1802
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘877’ top right, inverted
Inscribed by an unknown hand in ink ‘226’ (within a circle) top left, inverted, and in blue pencil ‘210’ lower right of centre, inverted
This sketch (made with the sketchbook inverted) is probably a view of Lake Brienz towards Ringgenberg Castle, similar to that on folio 46 verso (D04791), for which see catalogue entry for related works. It was not visible to Finberg, the leaf having been removed from the book and laid down on a mount to display the recto (D04790) for exhibition at Oxford.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Lake of Brienz 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-the-lake-of-brienz-r1133495, accessed 19 February 2020.