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Title:

Flüelen from the lake

Maker:

Turner, Joseph Mallord William; draughtsman; British artist, 1775-1851

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

circa 1840 1843
watermark: J. WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1840

School/Style:

British

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

watercolour; medium
red ink; medium
black ink; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

watercolour with some red and black ink and scratching out on paper

Dimension(s):

height, 232, mm
width, 290, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1861; Ruskin, John

Notes:

Fluelen lies at the Southern end of Lake Lucerne, and was an important point on the route to Italy via the St Gothard Pass. A ‘sample’ view of 'Fluelen' (Tate Gallery) was worked up into a finished watercolour in November 1845 for H. A. J. Munro of Novar, one of Turner’s principal patrons. As in that drawing, Turner concentrates on the two most prominent buildings in the town, the baroque church of Sts George and Nikalaus and, behind it, the medieval keep known as Schlösschen Rudenz. Turner visited Fluelen in the early 1840s. Broad stylistic similarities with 'Venice, storm at sunset' in the rendering of the vortex of the storm and agitated water surface support a date of around 1841 for this view. (Text from the 'Ruskin's Turner's Exhibition Website).

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Ruskin, John. Cook, E.T.. Wedderburn, Alexander. Works.p. 558

Cormack, Malcolm. 1975. J.M.W. Turner, R.A. 1775-1851; a catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 70
cat. no. 44, pl. 44 (black and white)

Wilton, Andrew. 1979. The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner.London?:
no. 1483 as '? 1841'

Accession:

Object Number: 585
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 14015; input: 2000-10-11; modified: 2011-11-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14015





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